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Low Demand for War Nickels Leads to Prices under Spot

Olivia Beauvais examines the reasons why war nickles usually trade for under the value of the silver in the coin.
Written by Olivia Beauvais at 00:00

FUN president reviews 2013 World's Fair of Money

FUN president, Tony Swicer, gives his impressions of the 2013 World's Fair o Money.
Written by Tony Swicer at 10:15

Southeast coin clubs win awards, host coin shows

The ANA Region 4 Newsletter recaps all the exciting events and occurrences of Region 4 Clubs during August and gives readers a heads up on what's coming in September.
Written by Tony Swicer at 10:00

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New York's First Cent

In the early 1600’s, the Dutch had the largest merchant fleet in Europe. They worked closely with the Portuguese and were able to collect valuable maps and directions. This lead to the 1600’s becoming known as the “Golden Age” of Dutch history. The Dutch East India Company (Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie or VOC, in Dutch) was established at the beginning of this time in 1602. They were one of the first multinational corporations and the first company to issue stock. Originally, it was set up to profit from the spice trade but, due to great success, it gained power including governmental support, the ability to wage war, coin money, and establish colonies.
Written by Gavin Buckley at 14:00

Thank you Chicago / Rosemont World's Fair of Money Participants

The American Numismatic Association (ANA - www.money.org) World's Fair of Money (WFOM) Convention held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, in Chicago, IL on August 13 – 17, 2013. With over 550 bourse tables and a few dozen coin club tables, it was the largest ANA we have attended since the 1991 ANA show in this same convention center. The Show Guide was excellent and covered everything from A to Z. A huge thanks to all the dealers for taking tables and supporting the show, along with the early birds who purchased badges for early entree.
Written by John and Nancy Wilson at 12:00

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