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Wednesday April 30, 2014
National Coin Week at the Nevada State Museum brought more people into the museum on a Friday than ever before. We celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Reno Coin Club and the 150th anniversary of the State of Nevada. Almost 300 people divided equally between school children and adults were in attendance.
Saturday April 26, 2014
Attendees at the 2014 National Coin Week open house at the Money Museum on Saturday, April 26, had a blast participating in many cool numismatic activities. There was a prize wheel, buried treasure, a raffle and the cash cube. Here are some of our favorite photos from the day.
Thursday April 24, 2014
The mayor of Idaho Falls, Idaho, Rebecca L. Noah Casper, signed an official proclamation for the 91st annual National Coin Week. The proclamation calls upon Idaho Fall's "citizens to celebrate with programs, exhibits and activities to increase the knowledge of numismatics and promote the joys of coin and paper money collecting."
Monday April 21, 2014
A college student from Georgia who says, "Learning from numismatics has been a truly wonderful experience," is the recipient of the Professional Numismatists Guild (http://www.pngdealers.org) 2014 Young Numismatist Scholarship. Tara Crosby, age 20, of Alpharetta, Georgia, now will attend one of the two week-long American Numismatic Association 2014 Summer Seminar sessions courtesy of PNG.
Monday April 21, 2014
Any numismatist has a story to tell, whether it be how they began, why they collect or a story that occurred somewhere along the way. My story is about how I began collecting.
As many children do, I had my small jar of coins that I had accumulated over time and for one reason or another found fascinating. They included half dollars, Sacagawea dollar coins, wheat pennies (half of which I likely lost before they could make it into my collection), foreign coins and any obscurities I found. Many of these coins I found by sorting through my dad's mountains of coffee cans of change in the garage. I would get paid about 10 cents per roll of coins I wrapped and I could keep any coins I liked. At the time it seemed like a fair agreement.