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FIRST OF ITS KIND FIND ON DISPLAY TODAY

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A rare, nearly 1,850-year-old bronze coin discovered off the Israeli coastal city of Haifa is on display at Israel’s Antiquities Authority
office in Jerusalem, Tuesday, July 26, 2022. (AP Photo)

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THE AMERICAN WOMEN QUARTERS BEGINS

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Maya Angelou (Marguerite Annie Johnson)
(April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States Mint said Monday it has
begun shipping quarters featuring the image of
poet Maya Angelou,
the first coins in its American Women Quarters Program.

Angelou, an American author, poet and Civil Rights activist, rose
to prominence with the publication of "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" in 1969. Angelou, who died in 2014 at the age of 86, was
honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2010 by
President Barack Obama.

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Maya Angelou being awarded the Presidential Medal of
Freedom by Barack Obama in 2011.
(Office of the White House)

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COINS FROM THE LATE MIDDLE AGES FOUND

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(Zenger News) -  More than 6,000 silver coins from the late Middle
Ages were discovered during a renovation project on a farm in the
village of Rainbach, Upper Austria.

The museum said the silver coins, which were handed over to the
OÖ Lande-Kultur GmbH museum in Upper Austria, also known as
Linz Schlossmuseum, “were wrapped in fabric and kept in a clay
lidded pot.”

The museum said that it is unclear how the coins got there and
who they belonged to. It is not known whether the coins that
were recently discovered will go on display at the museum.       

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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Susan B. Anthony (February 15, 1820 – March 13, 1906)

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COIN FROM FLEA MARKET HAS BIG WORTH

(Credit: Professional Coin Grading Services) 

(FoxNews) – A rare 1776 Continental dollar that was bought at a French flea
market for less than $1 is worth nearly $100,000.

The coin was purchased by a person who has remained anonymous to this
point for 56 cents in June 2018, according to a
statement from Professional
Coin Grading Services (PCGS), which graded the coin.

"The seller had a cookie box full of coins and medals for sale and, while the
buyer was looking through it, the seller pulled out another box of coins with
this coin on top," PCGS wrote in the statement. "The buyer unfamiliar with
this piece asked a price, and the seller said 50 [Euro] cents. The coin was purchased, and the new owner later Googled ‘Continental Currency’ and
‘1776’ to discover what he had. Believing he had found a treasure, he took
it to a local coin dealer for authenticity, who was unsure and suggested he
send it to the United States for authentication."

Paris Flea Markets
A FLEA MARKET LOCATED IN PARIS.

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