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04 May 2018

Tales From the Vault - The Sacagawea Dollar

Tales from the Vault | ANA Official Post | Benstheman

The Edward C. Rochette Money Museum received an exciting donation in late 2017: items related to the production of the Sacagawea dollar from the studio of acclaimed sculptor Glenna Goodacre. The donation is a great addition to the ANA’s collection of plasters, galvanos and other production-related objects associated with famous numismatic engravers and sculptors such as Gilroy Roberts, John Sinnock and Adam Pietz.

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01 Oct 2017

Tales from the Vault: Medals Matter

Tales from the Vault | ANA Official Post | Benstheman

The vault’s collection of American medals became significantly more substantial in 2017. ANA Life Member and Summer Seminar instructor David Menchell donated more than 400 American medals covering genres from the mid-18th century to the 21st century. The donation filled several weak spots in the collection, and will benefit ANA educational initiatives for decades to come.

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26 Jul 2017

Tales From the Vault: Tokens of the Cocos Islands

Tales from the Vault | ANA Official Post | user_41824

The ANA Money Museum is fortunate to possess a complete set of rare tokens of the Cocos Islands. Produced in 1913, these tokens highlight the complex history of the islands and illustrate the economic control the issuing authority intended to create with their use.

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18 Jun 2017

Tales From The Vault: Red Cross Medals of World War I

Tales from the Vault | ANA Official Post | Benstheman

World War I inspired a fascinating array of medallic art and popular subject was the Red Cross – a worldwide organization that played a critical humanitarian role in the war and is still relevant today. These medals were created to commemorate and raise funds for the Red Cross during and after the war. “Trenches to Treaties: World War I in Remembrance” showcases many of these beautiful pieces of art.

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20 Mar 2017

Tales From the Vault: Medallic Remembrances of World War I

Tales from the Vault | ANA Official Post | user_41824

World War I (1914-1918), also called “The Great War,” or “the War to End all Wars,” forever changed history. Unprecedented bloodshed on the battlefield was accompanied by social upheaval and revolution as ancient empires toppled and new nations were founded.

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