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Buffalo Nickels: A Brief History and a Sampling of Values

By Bullion Shark LLC …… Introduced in 1913, the Buffalo nickel was an early hit with collectors and a major circulation workhorse through 1938 when the series ended. The coins continued to circulate after they were no longer produced and typically were found well-worn, sometimes with no visible date. Even today one can find a […]

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Exceptional Numismatic Writers Receive ANA Awards

The American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) 2020 literary awards – recognizing articles published in the 2019 volume of its official magazine, The Numismatist – will be presented virtually on September 1 at 12 p.m. (MDT). The Numismatist was launched by ANA founder and first editor Dr. George F. Heath in 1888, and this year marks its […]

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Keys to Collecting the Buffalo Nickel and Other Nickels

By Bullion Shark LLC …… The five-cent coin was born in the aftermath of the Civil War when copper, silver and gold coinage had been hoarded. After the war there was growing need for circulating coinage not made of a metal that would be hoarded, and nickel fit that bill. But these coins were not […]

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Coin Designer Jamie Franki Signs Exclusive PCGS Signature Label Deal

Coin designer Jamie Franki has signed an exclusive deal with Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) to hand autograph label inserts for certified coins bearing his designs. PCGS is excited to announce this partnership in time for the first of three 2020-W Jefferson nickels released in this year’s U.S. uncirculated, proof, and silver proof sets, all […]

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Coin designer Jamie Franki signs exclusive PCGS Signature Label deal

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(February 10, 2020) — Coin designer Jamie Franki has signed an exclusive deal with Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) to hand autograph label inserts for certified coins bearing his designs

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World’s Fair of Money Commemorative Medal Redesign Represents Brotherly Love

  A revised commemorative medal design for the Philadelphia World’s Fair of Money was unveiled Friday (June 8) by the American Numismatic Association (ANA). Designed by Jamie Franki and sculpted by noted medallic artist Heidi Wastweet, the reverse of the commemorative medal required a redesign after ownership questions surfaced around the famous Philadelphia LOVE graphic, […]

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ANA World’s Fair of Money Coming to Philadelphia

The 2018 World’s Fair of Money® in Philadelphia, Pennslyvania is fast approaching, and so are many of the registration deadlines for the August 14-18 show, which will be held in Hall D and E of the Pennsylvania Convention Center, located at 1101 Arch St. Show hours are 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 14; 10 […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for January 6, 2017

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for January 6, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Design Moments: Irish Free State coins c. 1928 By 1926 the newly-minted Irish Free State was ready to get its own coinage and by the time the Coinage Act was enacted in 1927 a design competition was under way… 2.) Stories […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for January 6, 2017

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for January 6, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Design Moments: Irish Free State coins c. 1928 By 1926 the newly-minted Irish Free State was ready to get its own coinage and by the time the Coinage Act was enacted in 1927 a design competition was under way… 2.) Stories […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for January 6, 2017

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for January 6, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Design Moments: Irish Free State coins c. 1928 By 1926 the newly-minted Irish Free State was ready to get its own coinage and by the time the Coinage Act was enacted in 1927 a design competition was under way… 2.) Stories of […]

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Modern Coins: A Lifetime of Change to Our Change

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek …..   Look at the change in your pocket or purse. You’ll notice the coins in circulation look a lot different today than, say, in the mid-1990s. As recently as 1998, the array of current-production circulating coins included the Lincoln Memorial cent, the Jefferson nickel with traditional side-profile obverse bust, […]

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‘Century of Progress’ Featured on 2015 World’s Fair of Money Commemorative Medal

Medallic artist Jamie Franki has created a beautiful and stunning commemorative medal for the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA’s) 2015 World’s Fair of Money℠, coming to the Donald E. Stephens Center in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Illinois, Aug. 11-15, 2015. The medal, the fourth in a series inspired by the stars on the Chicago municipal […]

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