The Exchange

The Exchange is a blog for ANA members and for folks interested in numismatics to exchange ideas, research and opinions. Be sure to read the About page to learn about our comment policy. 

 

Are you new to blogging? Check out our tips for writing a good blog. 

 

Interested in blogging for us? Email blog editor Jake Sherlock at jsherlock@money.org about getting an account. 

Philip Sheridan: A lost war hero of the Civil War

Many historic figures are often forgotten from the Civil War era. One of them is Gen. Philip Sheridan, who pursued Robert E. Lee's Confederate forces and eventually forced him to surrender.
Written by Brandon Ortega at 00:00

Who was the Native American model for the buffalo nickel? That's a matter of debate

The Native American face on the Buffalo nickel is said to be a composite of three Native Americans chiefs. However, there is debate to who the design is truly modeled after. Read more about the three Native American chiefs that Fraser may have modeled his work after.
Written by Brandon Ortega at 00:00

Categories :

The Roots of Coinage

Take a look at the roots of coinage by looking back to the B.C. time frame. The Greeks may not have invented coinage, but they set the guidelines for coinage that is still used today.
Written by Brandon Ortega at 00:00

The entangled connection between buffalo nickels and hobo nickels

National Coin Week is a few months away, April 22-27. Nevertheless, it is never too early to learn more about the buffalo nickel, which is this year's National Coin Week theme. Hobo nickels typically are designed from buffalo nickels, so their history goes is intertwined. Yet, the hobo nickel has its own distinctive history.
Written by Brandon Ortega at 00:00

A renaissance of beautiful U.S. coinage

The renaissance of U.S. coinage era sculpted some of the most beautiful U.S. coins in history. Of that era the Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle was created, which still is considered the most beautiful U.S. coin to ever be created.
Written by Brandon Ortega at 00:00

Tags

All Categories

Archive