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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

Southeast Coin Clubs hear presentations, have show-n-tells and auctions

The ANA Region 4 Newsletter recaps all the exciting events and occurrences of Region 4 Clubs during September and gives readers a heads up on what's coming in October.
Written by Tony Swicer at 00:00

Free verbal appraisals at the Coin Expo in Allentown, Pa.

The Coin Expo will be located at the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum: 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown, Pa. 18102. Call Dorothy Lambrect from more information about the event at 610-967-3719.
Written by American Numismatic Association staff at 00:00

5 Tips for Beginner Coin Collectors

Coin collecting can be a lot of fun and profitable, if you do it right. Getting started is easy too. You can start collecting coins simply by sorting through your pocket change. Or you can build a collection of coins or bullion by buying them directly from dealers.
Written by Katelyn Porter at 13:30

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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

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