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Sunday April 28, 2013
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.
Friday March 22, 2013
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.
Thursday February 28, 2013
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.
Thursday February 7, 2013
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.
Thursday January 31, 2013
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.