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25 Sep

Throwback Thursday: The Red Book translated to Braille

| ANA Official Post | ANAStaff

Take a look at this picture from 1978: In the photo is former ANA President Grover Criswell, Geneva Carlson (former ANA Librarian), and current ANA President Walter Ostromecki with the UNCAP US Redbook Guide done in Braille. At the time Walter Ostromecki was the President of UNCAP- a nationally recognized hobby organization whose motto was “UNCAP the Handicap Through Hobbies.” This photo was taken at the 1978 ANA Convention in Houston. UNCAP donated the Braille book to the ANA.

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24 Sep

Las Vegas Numismatic Society to hold special presentation in celebration of Nevada's 150th birthday

Club Exchange | ANA Official Post | Jake Sherlock

The State of Nevada celebrates its 150thAnniversary of Statehood this October. From a historical perspective, the minting of silver and gold coins played a large part in Nevada’s past. The Carson City Mint opened at the height of the silver boom to facilitate the minting of silver coins from the Comstock Lode. The mint operated from 1870 to 1893.

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18 Sep

Throwback Thursday: Values of Coins 124 years later

Coins | ANA Official Post | ANAStaff

This image was found in the book titled, Illustrated History of the United States Mint by George G. Evans. Inside are photos, fine engravings and 32 plates of rare coins. These coins once went for $10-$50. Now, they are valued between $50K-$300K! It looks like these relative rarities prove to be solid investments, 124 years later.

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18 Sep

Whitman Publishing Calls for Cherrypickers’ Guide Volunteers

Coins | ANA Official Post | ANAStaff

(Atlanta, Georgia) — Whitman Publishing is calling for volunteers as it prepares the latestCherrypickers’ Guide to Rare Die Varieties of United States Coins. The next book in the series will be the sixth edition, volume I, covering half cents, large cents, Flying Eagle and Indian Head cents, Lincoln cents, two- and three-cent pieces, Shield nickels, Liberty Head nickels, Buffalo nickels, and Jefferson nickels. The deadline for volunteered information isFriday, October 31, 2014.

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11 Sep

ANA Announces Theme Contest for 2015 National Coin Week

National Coin Week | ANA Official Post | Jake Sherlock

The ANA wants YOU to provide the theme for 2015 National Coin Week, April 19-25. The ANA member who provides the winning theme will receive a 2014 Civil Rights Act of 1964 proof silver dollar.

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11 Sep

Money Museum to participate in Smithsonian's Museum Day Live! event

Money Museum | ANA Official Post | Jake Sherlock

The Edward C. Rochette Money Museum is proud to once again participate in the Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day Live! event on Saturday, Sept. 27. This 10th-annual event is a great opportunity to check out the Money Museum and all that it has to offer free of charge.

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