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Las Vegas Numismatic Society Hosts Annual Christmas Banquet

The Las Vegas Numismatic Society (LVNS) held its 56th annual Christmas Banquet Seminar, Officer Installation and silent youth benefit auction on Saturday evening, Dec. 14, 2013, in the Red Rock Room at Sam's Town Gambling Hall in Las Vegas, Nev.
Written by Walter Ostromecki at 00:00

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5 Fascinating Facts About U.S. Currency

Bills. Dough. Cheddar – whatever you like to call it, currency in the United States has been around since the late 1700s. We work for it. We spend it. Some people save it, while most of us wish to have more of it. But how much do you really know about that green piece of paper in your wallet? Here are some of the most interesting tidbits about American currency ...
Written by Gary Dyner at 00:00

Finding the Right Mix: How to specialize

Being a coin collector can be like sitting down to a buffet; there are so many choices, how can one know where to start? You might start with a serving of sautéed buffalo nickel or baked wheat cent. Maybe you’ll venture into a side of silver dollars. Then you might help yourself to some vegetarian wreath cent salad. Or you can indulge in an early American copper soufflé with some prime gold coin sauce. If you take it all in at once, however, you may get a stomachache! No diner wants that, and the starting collector can be just as daunted upon entering his first coin show, like a true kid in a candy store. So what is the secret to developing successful, rewarding collecting habits? In short, specializing.
Written by Tyler Rusnak at 00:00
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Help the ANA support a commemorative coin for the Panama Canal

It’s time to reach out to your representative and join the American Numismatic Association in supporting the Panama Canal and Pan-Pacific Exhibition Centennial Celebration Act.
Written by American Numismatic Association staff at 00:00

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Cold and Icy Salem Coin Show

It was a cold and icy Salem Coin Show in December. Ice started forming on Dec. 6, 2013, and made for show set up a challenge – especially trying to get home.
Written by Danny Bisgaard at 00:00

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