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Gold Report

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Gold gains over $80 an ounce in just nine days, closing at $980 an ounce today.

Written by Robert L. Wilson

February 19, 2009 at 3:18 pm

2009 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle Coin

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The 2009 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle Coin is has been released for sale this month.  This has been a special project by U.S. Mint Director Ed Moy, which is a recreation of the 1907 High Relief Double Eagle coin, a true numismatic treasure of it’s own.  It will be minted at the West Point Facility in West Point, New York.

Obverse
Designer:  Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Description:  Saint-Gaudens’ Liberty, personified by a statuesque woman striding powerfully forward. Liberty is leading the way with a torch in her front hand and an olive branch in the back hand. The United States Capitol dome is also depicted in the background.

Reverse
Designer:  Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Description:  A young eagle flying during a sunrise is depicted on the reverse. The motto, “E PLURIBUS UNUM” is on the edg

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

February 18, 2009 at 2:18 pm

2009 Birth and Early Childhood in Kentucky Reverse

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The U.S. Mint has released the “Birth and Early Childhood in Kentucky” reverse for the 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial One Cent Program.

Designer: Richard Masters
Sculptor: Jim Licaretz
Description: This reverse features a log cabin that represents Lincoln’s humble beginnings in Kentucky.

Written by Robert L. Wilson

February 14, 2009 at 2:18 pm

2009 Lincoln Bicentennial One Cent Program

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The 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial One Cent Program will have four different designs depicting various times in Abraham Lincoln’s life.  This classic obverse by Victor David Brenner will get a small tune up.  These design changes are to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Lincoln’s Birth.  I will cover the reverse designs as they are brought out by the U.S. Mint.

Written by Robert L. Wilson

February 12, 2009 at 12:12 pm

Gold Report

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Gold drops below $900 an ounce again.  This has been one big roller coaster ride!

Written by Robert L. Wilson

February 9, 2009 at 5:41 pm

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