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Archive for August 2011

America the Beautiful Quarters Bags and Two-Roll Set | Vicksburg National Military Park

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Vicksburg National Military Park offers visitors a unique way to connect with the history of Vicksburg and the Civil War. The park includes more than 1,300 historic monuments and markers, 20 miles of trenches, a 16-mile tour road, nearly 150 cannons and a restored gunboat. Honor the historical significance of the park with these expertly crafted coins. Each bag contains 100 circulating quality coins that were never released into circulation and the two-roll set contains 40 circulating quality coins from the United States Mint facilities at Philadelphia and Denver. Pay tribute to our Nation’s rich history and order today!.

Image/Text: U.S. Mint

Written by Robert L. Wilson

August 31, 2011 at 8:31 am

Gold Transfer | Uncle Sam Style

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As Uncle Sam prepares to move his gold from the Philadelphia mint to his new safe in Fort Knox, KY. , Jan 11, 1937.  Edwin H. Dressel, Superintendent of the Philadelphia Mint, and Mrs. Nellie Taylor Ross, Director of the Bureau of Mints confer preparatory to supervising the transferring the gold in the Philadelphia Mint to Fort Knox, Ky., where all the gold reserve of the United States will be accumulated.  Check out other Coinologist archive photo posts here.

Source:  Library of Congress

Written by Robert L. Wilson

August 30, 2011 at 8:00 am

America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set | Glacier National Park

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Whether you seek a thrilling adventure or solitude and relaxation, Montana’s Glacier National Park has something to interest every visitor. The park is a true paradise for nature lovers and contains rugged mountains, alpine meadows, dozens of lakes and more than 700 miles of trails. Celebrate the breathtaking sights and wondrous diversity of the park with this unique collection. The set includes one uncirculated quarter each from the United States Mint at Philadelphia and Denver, as well as a proof quarter from the United States Mint at San Francisco. Order today and start your own adventure!.

Image/Text: U.S. Mint

Written by Robert L. Wilson

August 29, 2011 at 8:29 am

Bureau of Engraving and Printing | 1918

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Here is a great photo of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington D.C. circa 1918.   Founded in 1861 they have the sole responsibility of printing our nations currency. I love these vintage photos that allow us a glance of times past.  Check out other Coinologist archive photo posts here.

Photo: Library of Congress

Written by Robert L. Wilson

August 26, 2011 at 12:26 pm

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

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The B.E.P. printed 2009 series $100 notes at both facilities in July.  If that production went well and they have worked out all the issues, we might be seeing The New $100 Note soon. The total for the Eastern Currency Facility was $12,256,000,000.  The total for the Western Facility was $2,156,800,000.  The yearly total dollar amount printed by the B.E.P. comes to $88,311,379,979.  We are just $11,688,620,021 away from printing one  hundred billion dollars for the year.  As always, keep in mind I don’t have any figures for the currency that is retired and shredded.

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

August 26, 2011 at 8:00 am

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Coin Collector | 1938

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“Coin Collector.” Washington, D.C., April 11. Mrs. Edness Wilkens, Secretary to Nellie Tayloe Ross, Director of the Mint, for the last four years has been collecting coins as a hobby, thru gifts, trades, and buys, she has a collection of over 400 coins ramping from half pennies to the old silver cartwheels, she is shown inspecting a half-dime , one of the first coins struck from the Philadelphia Mint in 1792, and Mint tradition has it that the silver it contains is from the tableware of Martha Washington, she at that time lived two doors down from the Mint, and gave part of her silverware for the first coins, April 11, 1938.  Check out other Coinologist archive photo posts here.

Source: Library of Congress

Written by Robert L. Wilson

August 25, 2011 at 8:25 am

Solid Gold iPad Supreme Edition

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I love my iPad and I really like gold, but I don’t know if I could pull off running around with one of these.  Once again for the person who just has to have that extra flair.  Here we have a  Solid Gold iPad with diamond encrusted Apple logo.  This isn’t just gold plating here, the rear and screen surround are made from a single piece of solid 22kt gold, weighing an immense 2,100 grams.  This baby will set you back about $190,000, of course you better order soon the way gold has been climbing.  Check out other Coinologist All Things Gold archive posts here.

Written by Robert L. Wilson

August 24, 2011 at 8:24 am

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