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Archive for December 2008

Gold Report

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Gold rallies and hits $880 an ounce today!

Written by Robert L. Wilson

December 29, 2008 at 5:35 pm

2008 Martin Van Buren Presidential Dollar

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The U.S. Mint is proud to present the Martin Van Buren Presidential Dollar.

Designer:  Joel Iskowitz

Engraver:  Phebe Hemphill

Description:  Features an image of Martin Van Buren with the inscriptions “Martin Van Buren,” “8th President” and “1837- 1841.

Written by Robert L. Wilson

December 18, 2008 at 12:25 pm

2008 Bald Eagle Uncirculated Half Dollar

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The 2008 Bald Eagle Uncirculated Half Dollar will have a maximum mintage of 750,000 coins.  This will include both proof and uncirculated versions.  It will be minted at the San Francisco Mint in San Francisco, California.  It was brought into existence by Public Law: 108-486.

Obverse:
Designer: Susan Gamble
Sculptor: Joseph Menna
Description: Two baby eaglets settled in a nest with an unhatched egg.

Reverse:
Designer: Donna Weaver
Sculptor: Charles Vickers
Description: The famous eagle “Challenger” with the American flag in the background.

Written by Robert L. Wilson

December 10, 2008 at 6:18 pm

Gold Report

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Gold was holding steady earlier in the month, but dropped sharply.  It seems to have leveled off at around $760 an ounce.

Written by Robert L. Wilson

December 7, 2008 at 5:07 pm

2008 Bald Eagle Proof Half Dollar

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The 2008 Bald Eagle Proof Half Dollar will have a maximum mintage of 750,000 coins.  This will include both proof and uncirculated versions.  It will be minted at the San Francisco Mint in San Francisco, California.  It was brought into existence by Public Law: 108-486.

Obverse:
Designer: Susan Gamble
Sculptor: Joseph Menna
Description: Two baby eaglets settled in a nest with an unhatched egg.

Reverse:
Designer: Donna Weaver
Sculptor: Charles Vickers
Description: The famous eagle “Challenger” with the American flag in the background.

Written by Robert L. Wilson

December 5, 2008 at 11:11 am

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