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30 Jun 2020

American Icons

It happened so gradually that it may not be immediately noticeable, but today’s American coin designs are symbolically quite different from their predecessors. It used to be a good bet that a circulating coin would have a portrayal of Liberty on the obverse, and a rendering of an eagle on the reverse. But these days, allegories of Liberty and images of.

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18 Jun 2020

Abstractions of Value

Originally published in The Numismatist, September 2014

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08 Jun 2020

On the Verge of Change: 1848-55

Originally published in The Numismatist, April 2013

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28 May 2020

George Washington: Gallant Revolutionary

Originally published in The Numismatist, February 2018

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12 May 2020

De Soto Where? An Attribution Mystery

Originally published in The Numismatist, October 2016

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21 Apr 2020

The Brilliant & Corrupt Franklin Peale

Originally published in The Numismatist, October 2015

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15 Apr 2020

Celebrating Women In Numismatics

This year marks the centennial of the Nineteenth Amendment, granting women the right to vote in the United States. The ANA and Money Museum hold lasting reminders of the important role of women as leaders in our hobby through medals, the Numismatic Hall of Fame, and honorary titles.

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17 Mar 2020

Collecting U.S. Coins

Collecting U.S. coins is a popular numismatic pursuit, but deciding exactly how to collect them is not necessarily an easy task. Our nation's rich history and the eclectic artistry of its coinage have inspired many different approaches to collecting, with each option having a distinctive appeal.

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25 Feb 2020

Mintmarks on United States Coins

Originally published in The Numismatist, Nov. 2003

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06 Feb 2020

Six of the World's Most Valuable Coins

Numismatics is a world where people will pay millions of dollars for a nickel or a silver dollar. It may not make much sense to those outside our world, but we understand that these small pieces of metal are actually pieces of history. The fascinating stories behind the most expensive coins ever sold demonstrate that that’s what we really value – the.

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