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King of Mint Errors Certified by NGC

When the U.S. Mint makes a mistake, coin collectors often rejoice. Rare 1943 bronze cents are a stellar example, intriguing numismatists ever since 16-year-old Don Lutes Jr. found one in change from his school cafeteria in 1947. According to coin experts, there are 17 confirmed

The Normans:  From Raiders to Kings, by Lars Brownworth, Crux Publishing, 2014

The Normans Beyond the English Dynasty of 1066AD

The Normans:  From Raiders to Kings, by Lars Brownworth, Crux Publishing, 2014 While William the Conqueror is found in most history books, many do not know the Normans conquered as far as Italy.  In his book, The Normans: From Raiders to Kings, Lars Brownworth tells

Facts Should Determine Marijuana Debate

Marijuana legalization is a controversial topic on both the state and federal level. While there is no shortage of opinions on the topic, there aren’t a lot of facts. Thankfully, that could soon change with the introduction of the Marijuana Data Collection Act. The federal

Athelstan: The Making of England

Athelstan: The Making of England by Tom Holland is an excellent short biography of the first king of a unified England. The book is part of the Penguin Monarchs series, which offers expert accounts of England’s rulers in a short, highly readable format. As vividly detailed in the

Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Political Life

Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Political Life

Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Political Life by Robert Dallek opens a window into the President’s mind and psychological profile of this ambitious man who used his family name and privilege to its best advantage. There are many good biographies of FDR, but none portray him as much