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2007 American Platinum Eagle Reverse Proof Coin

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The 10th anniversary of the American Platinum Eagle coin was celebrated with a special minting process.  The U.S. Mint created an enhanced “Reverse Proof” which is stunning.  I especially like how the eagle and shield design stands out with this unique reverse proof technique.  This anniversary set included two one-half ounce platinum coins, one being a regular proof coin and the other a reverse proof coin.  It was minted at the U.S. Mint Facility at West Point, NY.

Obverse
Designer: John Mercanti
Engraver: John Mercanti
Description: “Portrait of Liberty”, Lady Liberty looking toward future.

Reverse
Designer: Thomas Cleveland
Engraver: Phebe Hemphill
Description: representing the Executive Branch and depicts a bald eagle with its wings spread wide to represent freedom with a shield at the ready to enforce the laws that guarantee those freedoms.

Written by Robert L. Wilson

August 18, 2008 at 8:08 am

2008 James Monroe Presidential Dollar

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The U.S. Mint is proud to present the James Monroe Presidential Dollar.

Designer:  Joseph Menna

Engraver:  Joseph Menna

Description:  Features an image of James Monroe with the inscriptions “James Monroe,” “5th President” and “1817 – 1825.

Written by Robert L. Wilson

August 17, 2008 at 8:17 am

Gold Drops Below $800 An Ounce

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Gold continues its fall dropping below $800 an ounce today.

Written by Robert L. Wilson

August 15, 2008 at 5:08 pm

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2006 Old San Francisco Mint Uncirculated $5 Gold Piece

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The 2006 Old San Francisco Mint Uncirculated $5 Gold Piece had a maximum mintage of 100,000 coins.  This included both proof and uncirculated versions.  It was minted at the U.S. Mint Facility in San Francisco, California.  Being brought into existence by Public Law: 109-230.

Obverse
Designer: Charles Vickers
Engraver: Joseph Menna
Description: A rendition of the Old Mint modeled after the original construction drawing by architect A.B. Mullett.

Reverse
Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Description: A replica of the 1906 Half-Eagle Coronet eagle reverse.

Written by Robert L. Wilson

August 10, 2008 at 2:21 pm

2006 Old San Francisco Mint Proof $5 Gold Piece

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The 2006 Old San Francisco Mint Proof $5 Gold Piece had a maximum mintage of 100,000 coins.  This included both proof and uncirculated versions.  It was minted at the U.S. Mint Facility in San Francisco, California.  Being brought into existence by Public Law: 109-230.

Obverse
Designer: Charles Vickers
Engraver: Joseph Menna
Description: A rendition of the Old Mint modeled after the original construction drawing by architect A.B. Mullett.

Reverse
Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Description: A replica of the 1906 Half-Eagle Coronet eagle reverse.

Written by Robert L. Wilson

August 8, 2008 at 8:08 am

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