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YN Wins Kids Baseball Challenge Design Contest

At noon, October 31, the U.S. Mint announced its winners of the Kids Baseball Challenge Design Contest. Walter J. G. Waholek, a 14-year-old ANA Young Numismatist from Mayfair in Northeast Philadelphia, was notified directly by phone by the Deputy Director of the U.S. Mint, Richard A. Peterson, from his office in Washington D.C. that he was the grand prize winner in the Mint’s Baseball Hall of Fame "Kids batter up challenge Design contest."
Written by American Numismatic Association staff at 00:00

The Coins of Alexander

Alexander the Great, son of Philip II, king of Macedon, was one of the most successful generals in all of history. Undefeated in battle, Alexander spread his empire across Persia, Asia Minor, Egypt and Syria. In conquering these areas, Alexander created Hellenistic culture, blending Asian and European lifestyles. Throughout his empire, the young conqueror issued distinct bronze, silver and gold coins.
Written by Will Schrepferman at 00:00

Fear of Counterfeits

In this day and age, most collectors have heard about the important issue of counterfeit coins. While in the numismatic world we are concerned about fake collectible pieces, there are several countries battling the issue of contemporary counterfeits. This problem is not likely to end soon. Should we be scared out of our wits? Will all coins and currency be counterfeit soon? In short, I believe the answer is no, but let me explain why.
Written by Erik Elbieh at 04:00

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

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

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