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ANA Executive Director to speak at WIN meeting

Kim Kiick will be the guest speaker at the General Membership Meeting that will be held at the FUN Show.
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Silver coin usage and significance: From the ancient times of the Bible to modern day

We see that silver has been used even in the earliest times as exhibited in the Old Testament when, in Genesis 23:15 Ephron tells Abraham that he will sell the Cave of Machpelah, which is currently in the modern city of Hebron, Israel, to him for 400 silver shekels.
Written by Isaac Matitia at 00:00

Let the Games Begin- A Brief History of the Numismatics of the Olympic Games

As it gets closer to the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, this article talks about some of the history of the Olympic Games as it relates to coins. That would include the coins issued by host nations honoring the event as well as the famous "Lucky Loonie" from the 2002 Olympic Games in Salt Lake City.
Written by John Siteman at 00:00
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Join us at Summer Seminar

Join us as we celebrate the 46th Annual American Numismatic Association Summer Seminar, held on the campus of Colorado College in beautiful Colorado Springs, Colorado, adjacent to ANA headquarters. Each year we ask, how can we improve Summer Seminar? Members responded with valuable information and we take member feedback seriously. Here are some of the things members asked for and what we've done as a result ...
Written by Walter Ostromecki at 00:00

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The History of Pirate Coins

Thanks to the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, pirates today are seen as cool, rum drinking, peg legged, romantic scoundrels. In reality, pirates were free men and women who lived lives of autonomy and adventure. They directed their ships where they wished and stayed at tropical islands for as long as they wanted. In a world of rules and regulations, pirates sought independence and freedom from the powers that be. The Golden Age of Piracy reigned between 1650 to 1725, when rules that regulated the life of ordinary people were much stricter than the ones we face today. Back in the 17th and 18th centuries, there was only one way out of a peasant's life of starvation. The dream of unimaginable wealth and freedom was found in a life of piracy.
Written by Gary Dyner at 00:00

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