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New Light Shed on Mysterious Past of 1913 Liberty Head Nickel

By Robert R. Van Ryzin Editor’s Note: This is the first part of a two-part feature detailing newly uncovered information on the first showing of the 1913 Liberty Head nickel and the coin’s subsequent rise to the status of a … Continue reading

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Silver Queen located in Virginia City

What is the history of the portrait known as the “Silver Queen?” In a tavern in Virginia City, Nev., there’s a painting of a woman whose dress is decorated with 3,261 silver dollars. Her belt is made of 28 $20 … Continue reading

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