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Citizens New Directions home town event

Published: Wednesday, April 11, 2012 4:13 p.m. CST • Updated: Wednesday, April 11, 2012 4:17 p.m. CST

PRINCETON — Why do we toss a coin to decide an issue? Where did the name “dollar” come from? Why do we call a quarter “two bits”? Ron Beckstrom of Golden Rule Coins will answer these questions during a Citizens New Directions Home Town event program Tuesday in the community room at the Princeton Public Library.

This program will start off with a 25-minute slide presentation about the history of coins, with a focus on U.S. coins. Throughout his presentation, Beckstrom will answer any questions the audience may have.

The event will also include an antiques road show kind of appraisal event where participants can bring four to five coins or currency items to be appraised. Beckstrom will also provide a little history about the coins.

Doors will open at 9 a.m. and refreshments will be available. The public is invited and the cost is $5. Seating is limited. Reservations can be made by calling Beth Saal at 815-872-6280. The library is located at 698 W. Peru St. in Princeton.

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