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VOLUME 136 JANUARY 2023

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COVER STORY Photos: Heritage Auctions (medal), Columbia University

(Cooper) & Ben Scott

The King’s College Literary Society Medals The earliest surviving American academic award, engraved in the 1760s by Elisha Gallaudet, exhibits masterful craftsmanship. John Sallay

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UNITED STATES COINS Roger W. Burdette

MINTS & MINTING Robert F. Hale

FEATURES

A Brief History of U.S. Proof Coins, Part 1 Since the early 19th century, American coins with a mirrorlike polish on the field have undergone several styles and varied in popularity.

A Bad Day at the U.S. Mint Millions of hexagonal 2 francs struck for the Belgian Congo during World War II bear a spelling error on the obverse.

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