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ANA president receives numismatic battlefield commission

During the 51st Annual Las Vegas Numismatic Society (LVNS) show April 4-6 the ANA (I as a long time LVNS member and ANA president) hosted an ANA information and membership table as well as handling the youth outreach activities and treasure hunt outside the bourse room and in the Palace Station theater area outside the Feast buffet. Adjacent to the ANA tables were two manned by the Las Vegas Civil War Living History Group. These folks dressed in both Union and Confederate uniforms displayed numerous Civil War mementos and shared in a thrice daily public real life presentation the capture of Confederate President Jefferson Davis and his top Aides (Generals).
Written by Walter Ostromecki at 00:00
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Visit the ANA booth at the Big Cool Science Festival this weekend

Learn about the science behind numismatics at The Big Cool Science Festival at Colorado College on Saturday, April 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The festival is a free, fun filled day of hands-on science adventures. There will be live science demonstrations, tours and engaging activities.
Written by Lauren Springli at 00:00

CCGTCC announces seminar presenters lineup

The Casino Chip and Gaming Token Collectors Club, Inc. (CC>CC) is pleased to announce its complete seminar presenters lineup for its 22nd annual convention.
Written by American Numismatic Association staff at 00:00

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It's time for the year of the horse

This year in the Chinese Zodiac calendar is the year of the horse. Those born in the years 2014, 2002, 1990, 1978, 1966, 1954, 1942, etc. are born in the year of the horse. They are said to be energetic, active, master problem solvers, agile, forgiving and to have a sunny disposition. I was born in the year of the horse, 2002.
Written by Eric Niedzielski at 00:00
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Four Essential Factors of a Successful Commemorative Coin

In a recent piece for Money.org, we discussed the reasons why we thought that the 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame commemorative coins would be a smashing success, and it turns out we were right. On the first day of issuance, the U.S. Mint sold out of their 50,000 allotment of proof and uncirculated gold coins, and the secondary market for these coins is very strong, with prices nearly $300 above the original issuance price. While we discussed some of the reasons why we thought the coins would be a success, we wanted to take a step back and highlight what we believe are four essential factors to a successful commemorative coin in hopes of providing you with guidance in your future coin endeavors.
Written by Tony Davis at 00:00

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