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Information sought on 'Story of Money' cards

I am looking for information about a series of tri-fold collector cards, called "The Story of Money." The cards were aimed at young children to teach them about the coins of the European nations. Each color card has information about a specific foreign coin, as well as some images about the nation whence it came. While children were encouraged to collect the cards, they were also encouraged to cut out the image of the coin from the card to have it for play. (Thereby ruining the card for those of us, many years later, who wish to collect them. Alas!)
Written by Steve Woodland at 00:00

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Buffalo Nickels

In 1913 the buffalo nickel (Indian head nickel), designed by James Earle Fraser (student of Augustus Saint-Gaudens), was put into circulation. The design for the coin had an Indian's bust on the obverse, or heads side. It is believed to have been a portrait of three different Native Americans put together into one portrait. On the reverse, or tails side, there is a portrait of a buffalo, who is supposedly Black Diamond from the Central Park Zoo.
Written by Eric Niedzielski at 00:00

UPDATE: Weather forces ANA Headquarters to remain closed for Dec. 6

The recent winter storm that hit Colorado Springs has led to several closures around the city. For the safety of our employees, ANA Headquarters and the Money Museum will be closed today.
Written by Jake Sherlock at 00:00

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Southeast Coin Clubs hold elections, hear presentations

The ANA Region 4 Newsletter recaps all the exciting events and occurrences of Region 4 Clubs during November and gives readers a heads up on what's coming in December.
Written by Tony Swicer at 00:00

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The most beautiful coin

Have you ever seen a Saint-Gaudens double eagle? If you have, you might consider it “The Most Beautiful Coin Ever.” In 1904 Augustus Saint-Gaudens started designing the coin, but because it was in high relief it was harder to sculpt the press for production and to strike the coin.
Written by Eric Niedzielski at 00:00

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