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Watch Adam Leech give a talk and demonstration on hobo nickels during National Coin Week

Adam Leech carves hobo nickels. We invited the Colorado Springs native to give a demonstration of his craft as part of the open house for National Coin Week, and Adam certainly didn't disappoint. We set him up in the conference room, but the audience spilled out into the hall on several occassions.
Written by Jake Sherlock at 00:00

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Manilla Money: A rich numismatic history in Africa

Traditional money was used just over a half century ago in Africa. One of the most recognized items from their traditional money was the manilla.
Written by Brandon Ortega at 00:00

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

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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

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