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Archive for September, 2017

A Look at the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee

September 27, 2017 0 Comments
A Look at the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee

The steps involved in bringing a new coin into circulation are many. Not only is federal legislation required for every new issue, but all stages of the process must be reviewed, and that is before the technical work of making dies and stamping the coins has even begun. The US Mint once worked in isolation, […]

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The Fascinating History of US $1 Coins

September 21, 2017 0 Comments
The Fascinating History of US $1 Coins

In most countries around the world the basic unit of currency is a coin. Although it was once often a bill, inflation has taken its toll of the purchase value, making it more economically to use coins. Visitors often express some surprise to find the $1 bill still widely used in America, despite its low […]

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America’s First Palladium Coin

September 18, 2017 0 Comments
America’s First Palladium Coin

First there was gold and silver, the traditional precious metals for coins. Then there was platinum, which has now become a third choice, with an increasing number of coins minted in that metal. Now, after a long incubation, the US Mint is about to give birth to its first palladium eagle. The egg has been […]

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First Spouse Gold Coins – Collecting First Ladies

September 11, 2017 0 Comments
First Spouse Gold Coins – Collecting First Ladies

In a time of gender equality, coin collectors too are paying more attention to coins portraying important women. One popular series, with a gender theme, is the First Spouse Gold Coin Program of the US Mint. Although the series has now finished, with 39 coins released between 2007 and 2016, almost all the coins command […]

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