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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

B.E.P.|Monthly Production Reports-Eastern & Western Facilities January 2011

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As I have posted before, I subscribe to the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (B.E.P.) email list.  I’m sure I was just not paying attention before, but the more I read these reports the more I like posting them.  Just so you don’t have to do the math, we printed $2,777,600,000.00 at the Eastern Facility and $1,568,640,000 at the Western Facility for a grand total of $4,346,240,000.  Keep in mind I have added the total dollar amount for you, and this is just the month of January.  The figures on the report are the number of notes printed.  A figure we don’t have is how much paper currency has been taken out of circulation for being torn and tattered last month.  I will look into that one!   These figures are staggering, and like I said before, ” It is just really amazing that they print so much cash!”

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

February 22, 2011 at 8:08 am

Presidents Day

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The 1945 version of the Seal of the President of the United States, with 48 stars. This is the attachment to President Truman’s Executive Order 9646, which defined the seal.  As the United States changed so did the seal.  Executive Order 9646 was superseded by Executive Order 10823. With so many coins that bear the portraits of our Presidents and its Seal, I find it important to honor this day and the men that have served our country in this capacity.  Happy Presidents Day!

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

February 21, 2011 at 2:02 am

2011 Kennedy Half-Dollars

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I love coins and I don’t like that they are becoming so cumbersome in everyday commerce.  So lets talk about the half-dollar.  Once a staple in any transaction, now just a collector piece?  For better or for worse, I have to agree with the mint’s words “No collection is complete without this classic, beautifully designed coin! The half-dollar’s obverse displays a bold portrait of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy. The coin’s reverse showcases a patriotic image of a heraldic eagle, a design based on the presidential seal. The bag contains 200 circulating-quality coins, 100 from the United States Mint at Philadelphia and 100 from the United States Mint at Denver. The two-roll set contains 20 circulating-quality coins from each of these facilities.”  Pick yours up today at the U.S. Mint.

Written by Robert L. Wilson

February 19, 2011 at 8:08 am

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