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Confederate coinage: The story of four unique coins struck at the New Orleans Mint

In 1861, the New Orleans Mint produced half-dollar coinage for three separate governments. One of those governments included the Confederate States of America, which produced four coins.
Written by Brandon Ortega at 00:00

Who was the Native American model for the buffalo nickel? That's a matter of debate

The Native American face on the Buffalo nickel is said to be a composite of three Native Americans chiefs. However, there is debate to who the design is truly modeled after. Read more about the three Native American chiefs that Fraser may have modeled his work after.
Written by Brandon Ortega 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.
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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

Ulysses S. Grant

This week's Money Museum blog looks at the man whose portrait graces on the $50 bill, Ulysses S. Grant. Learn about his accomplishments, both during his time in the military and in politics.
Written by Brandon Ortega at 03:00

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