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Eagle Tail Feather tall tale becomes the stuff of legends

Eagle Tail Feather tall tale becomes stuff of legends When the U.S. Mint released first-year 1878 Morgan dollars, the eagle on the reverse sported 8 tail feathers. But supposedly ornithologists stepped forward and claimed eagles had an odd number – 7 tail feathers, so the presses were halted and the design changed from 8 to […]

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Meet famous and notorious paper money counterfeiters!

The use of paper currency dates back over a thousand years. And the handiwork of counterfeiters goes back nearly that far! Paper money has long been the target of novice to expert forgers. Of course, the penalties for getting caught have been very severe in the past. Several centuries ago, men could expect to be […]

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How to keep the memory of an epic Disney vacation alive – with coins!

It’s the trip of a lifetime – one that anyone, of any age, looks forward to. The Disney vacation! I can still remember going as a kid… the sights, the sounds, and meeting the happy couple who had been coming in to my home for as long as I could remember – Mickey and Minnie! […]

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