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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.
Friday January 25, 2013
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.