The First American Coins

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Steve Contursi owns the first gold coin minted in the US. It's worth 6 million dollars. But numismatists like Steve, who study coins, paper money and medals, don't just collect coins-they also collect the stories behind the coins. From the meaning behind the term "two-bits" to Martha Washington's silverware, the stories of our money are rich in history and math! 

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