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Archive for February 2011

Citizens Coin Advisory Committee

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Established in 2003, the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) is the “informed, experienced and impartial resource” of our United States numismatic future.   While Congress must authorize every coin and most medals that the United States Mint manufactures, it is the CCAC that advises the Secretary of the Treasury on what our country’s future coinage will look and feel like.  The CCAC submits a letter to the Secretary of the Treasury after each public meeting, next meeting being March 1, 2011.  Their site has a great resource to view past legislation about the historical events and personal achievements Congress honors through the authorization of coins and medals.

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

February 28, 2011 at 8:08 am

2011 United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set

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The U.S. Mint has released the 2011 Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set.  The four-coin set features coins in proof condition honoring Presidents Andrew Johnson, Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes and James Garfield.  Order today to complete your collection.

 

Photo:  U.S. Mint Image

Written by Robert L. Wilson

February 26, 2011 at 12:18 pm

2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Uncirculated Silver Dollar

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The Medal of Honor is the highest award for valor in action against an enemy force that can be bestowed upon an individual serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.  Through Public Law the United States Mint has minted and will begin accepting orders for the 2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Uncirculated Silver Dollar on February 25, at noon Eastern Time (ET).  The introductory sales period ends on March 28, 2011, at 5:00 p.m. ET, when regular pricing takes effect. There have been fewer than 3500 of these medals ever awarded since its inception in 1861.  This is a  beautiful coin and would be a treasured addition to anyone’s collection.  If this coin has caught your attention, visit the U.S. Mint and read more about this amazing coin that honors our highest military decoration!

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

February 25, 2011 at 11:02 am

2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Proof Silver Dollar

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The Medal of Honor is the highest award for valor in action against an enemy force that can be bestowed upon an individual serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.  Through Public Law the United States Mint has minted and will begin accepting orders for the 2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Proof Silver Dollar on February 25, at noon Eastern Time (ET).  The introductory sales period ends on March 28, 2011, at 5:00 p.m. ET, when regular pricing takes effect. There have been fewer than 3500 of these medals ever awarded since its inception in 1861.  This is a  beautiful coin and would be a treasured addition to anyone’s collection.  If this coin has caught your attention, visit the U.S. Mint and read more about this amazing coin that honors our highest military decoration!

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

February 25, 2011 at 8:08 am

2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Uncirculated $5 Gold Coin

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The Medal of Honor is the highest award for valor in action against an enemy force that can be bestowed upon an individual serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.  Through Public Law the United States Mint has minted and will begin accepting orders for the 2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Uncirculated $5 Gold Coin on February 25, at noon Eastern Time (ET).  The introductory sales period ends on March 28, 2011, at 5:00 p.m. ET, when regular pricing takes effect. There have been fewer than 3500 of these medals ever awarded since its inception in 1861.  This is a  beautiful coin and would be a treasured addition to anyone’s collection.  If this coin has caught your attention, visit the U.S. Mint and read more about this amazing coin that honors our highest military decoration!

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

February 24, 2011 at 2:18 pm

2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Proof $5 Gold Coin

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The Medal of Honor is the highest award for valor in action against an enemy force that can be bestowed upon an individual serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.  Through Public Law the United States Mint has minted and will begin accepting orders for the 2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Proof $5 Gold Coin on February 25, at noon Eastern Time (ET).  The introductory sales period ends on March 28, 2011, at 5:00 p.m. ET, when regular pricing takes effect. There have been fewer than 3500 of these medals ever awarded since its inception in 1861.  This is a  beautiful coin and would be a treasured addition to anyone’s collection.  If this coin has caught your attention, visit the U.S. Mint and read more about this amazing coin that honors our highest military decoration!

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

February 24, 2011 at 8:08 am

Andrew Johnson Presidential $1 Coin

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Andrew Johnson was the U.S. Mint’s special man this Presidents Day weekend.  His $1 coin was released into circulation at a special ceremony at the Andrew Johnson National Historic Site.  The Andrew Johnson Presidential $1 Coin is the 17th released in the United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin Program.  Johnson assumed the Presidency after Abraham Lincoln’s death in 1865.   While in office his Administration was responsible for the Alaska Purchase from Russia, and the Midway Islands, the first Pacific islands annexed by the U.S. government.  If you missed the ceremony and want some of these new dollars, don’t forget about the Direct Ship Program offered by the U.S. Mint.

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

February 23, 2011 at 8:08 am

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