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Supporting WWII: Savings Bonds

A look at one of the mini-seminars to be taught by Carlton "Fred" Schwan at the 45th Summer Seminar.
Written by Brandon Ortega at 00:00

Rarity, not metal content, make Olympic Medals special collector items

Learn about Olympic medals, which are some of the rarest and most recognized medals in the world. As well, discover some interesting facts about these medals.
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

Exhibiting is an excellent way to educate and compete

At each ANA World's Fair of Money and National Money Show, the ANA offers a competitive exhibit area for members to show material from their collection as well as educate the public about a type of material that they may have not normally known about.
Written by John Siteman at 00:00

Teaching a course at an ANA show has the same flavor as teaching at Summer Seminar

If you can't make it to Summer Seminar but still want an amazing educational opportunity, the courses held ahead of the National Money Show and World's Fair of Money have much the same flavor as a Summer Seminar class, but with the added bonus of also getting to attend a great coin show.
Written by Mike Ellis at 00:00

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