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Buffalo nickel turns 100 years old; celebrations at Money Museum

A little more than 100 years ago, a bison named Black Diamond served as a model for the Buffalo nickel. Now the American Numismatic Association Money Museum will celebrate 100 years of the Buffalo nickel with a free open house from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.  April 27. Black Diamond was a model for sculptor… Continue Reading Buffalo nickel turns 100 years old; celebrations at Money Museum

Coin thief sentenced in federal court

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A former collections manager at the Colorado Springs-based American Numismatic Association’s Money Museum has been sentenced in a theft of valuable coins worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. Wyatt Yeager, 33, was sentenced to 27 months in federal prison, two years supervised release and ordered to pay $948,505 in restitution for the theft of 300… Continue Reading Coin thief sentenced in federal court

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Money Museum receives coin worth $220,000

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The Edward C. Rochette Money Museum collection in Colorado Springs now contains a 1792 half disme, a donation from a California coin dealer. The early American coin is valued at $220,000 and was donated by Steven Contusi, president of Rare Coin Wholeslers in Irvine, Calif. “The coin will be a fantastic, historically significant addition to… Continue Reading Money Museum receives coin worth $220,000

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