Everything You Ever Wanted To Know about Nickels

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know about Nickels

The nickel is a five-cent coin, representing a unit of currency equaling one-twentieth, or five hundredths, of one United States dollar. The nickel’s design since 1938 has featured a portrait of President Thomas Jefferson on the obverse. From 1938 to … Continue reading

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Coin Collecting – Numismatics

Numismatics is the study or collection of currency, including coins, tokens, paper money, and related objects. While numismatists are often characterized as students or collectors of coins, the discipline also includes the broader study of money and other payment media … Continue reading

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Artistic Styles – Impressionism

Impressionism was a 19th-century art movement that began as a loose association of Paris-based artists whose independent exhibitions brought them to prominence in the 1870s and 1880s. The name of the movement is derived from the title of a Claude … Continue reading

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Artistic Styles – Art Nouveau

Art Nouveau (French pronunciation: [aʁ nuvo], Anglicised to /ˈɑrt nuːˈvoʊ/) is an international movement and style of art, architecture and applied art—especially the decorative arts—that peaked in popularity at the turn of the 20th century (1890–1905). The name “Art Nouveau” … Continue reading

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A Brief History of Campaign Buttons

A campaign button is used in the United States during an election as political advertising for (or against) a candidate or political party, or to proclaim the issues that are part of the political platform. Political buttons date as far … Continue reading

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