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SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome by Mary Beard

SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome by Mary Beard

Mary Beard’s latest book, “SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome,” explores the early history of Rome by using a flashback technique.  The reader is grounded in the period of Roman history that they are most likely to know—the time of Julius Caesar—so they can wander

Tom Uram

CCAC Member Tom Uram on the ANA Board of Governors

Tom Uram has been elected to the American Numismatic Association (ANA) Board of Governors for the 2017-19 election term. Uram is also a member of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee and President of the Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists (PAN). Uram was sworn-in to his new

OSS Congressional Gold Medal

The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) recently approved designs for a Congressional Gold Medal to collectively honor to the members of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS). The medal will be awarded “in recognition of their superior service and major contributions during World War II.”

Karim Abdul-Jabbar

Karim Abdul-Jabbar Appointed to CCAC

Author and Hall of Fame basketball player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the latest member of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC).  While many Americans know him as an author or as an NBA legend, the coin collector community knows him as a collector of 1850 to

Hurricane in Puerto Rico

Hurricane in Puerto Rico Was “Catastrophic” Event

Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico with the flooding rains of Harvey and the destructive winds of Irma. Not surprisingly, Puerto Rico is still reeling several weeks after the nearly category five storm passed directly over the island. The United States has been hit hard during

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What is the Best Surge Protector?

There is a difference between a power strip and a surge protector.  A power strip operates like an extension cord, while a surge protector protects your equipment from sudden spikes in the power coming from the street. If all you need is an extension cord,