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Defunct newspaper the New York Daily Mirror issued medals for sporting events

Small sports medals awarded in the 1940s and 1950s by the newspaper included many common, but also uncommon, events.
Written by Paul G. Lajoie at 00:00

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The Roots of Coinage

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.
Written by Brandon Ortega at 00:00

Star turn: ANA member to appear on Pawn Stars

When American Numismatic Association member Greg Schenewerk and his bronze Carnegie Medal for Heroism appear on an upcoming episode of The History Channel’s popular series “Pawn Stars,” the ANA’s Summer Seminar will be the likely beneficiary of the taping.
Written by RyAnne Scott at 10:00

ANA websites are going to be down tonight for some repair work

The ANA websites will be either totally offline tonight or functionality will be limited starting at about 10 p.m. Mountain time.
Written by Jake Sherlock at 00:00

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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

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