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Archive for February 2012

Historic Photos | U.S. Mint New Orleans 1963

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Flash forward a few years from the previous New Orleans Mint photos and we find ourselves at 400 Esplanade St. New Orleans, LA in the year 1963.  This is just a couple of years before ownership of the mint was transferred to the state of Louisiana.  I love the tail fins of the American automobile in all their glory.  Check out other Coinologist archive photo posts here.

Source: Library of Congress

Written by Robert L. Wilson

February 29, 2012 at 8:29 am

Historic Photo | United States Mint, New Orleans Entryway

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  • Title: United States Mint, New Orleans
  • Creator(s): Genthe, Arnold, 1869-1942, photographer
  • Date Created/Published: between 1920 and 1926.
  • Check out other Coinologist archive photo posts here.
  • Source: Library of Congress

Written by Robert L. Wilson

February 28, 2012 at 8:28 am

Historic Photos | United States Mint at New Orleans

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  • Title: United States Mint, New Orleans, La.
  • Date Created/Published: c1897.
  • Check out other Coinologist archive photo posts here.
  • Source: Library of Congress

Written by Robert L. Wilson

February 27, 2012 at 8:27 am

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2011 American Eagle One Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin

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Have you added this exquisite collectible to your collection yet? The obverse design features Liberty, in all her splendor, walking confidently toward the sunrise. She is draped in the strength of the Stars and Stripes and carries branches of laurel and oak to symbolize both civil and military glory. The reverse design features a patriotic image of a heraldic eagle with shield. This beautiful silver dollar contains one ounce of .999 fine silver and bears the “W” mint mark reflecting its striking at the United States Mint at West Point. Enhance your collection and order today!.

Image/Text: U.S.Mint

Written by Robert L. Wilson

February 24, 2012 at 8:24 am

The Battle Born Collection

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The spotlight coin of the collection is without a doubt the Unique 1873-CC Liberty Seated No Arrows Dime, graded MS-65 by PCGS and bearing the Eliasberg pedigree. It is the only specimen known to exist, which makes it highly coveted among collectors of Carson City Mint coinage and especially those seeking to complete their own set. This much sought-after dime was purchased in 2004 for $891,250 from a Bowers and Merena auction by Rusty Goe, chief architect of the Battle Born Collection for the last 11 years, who later sold it into the Battle Born Collection, thus completing the set.

Image: Stack’s Bowers

America’s Founding Fathers 2012 Currency Set | Now Available

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The Bureau of Engraving and Printing proudly presents America’s Founding Fathers 2012 Currency Set.   Each historic set features a Series 2009 $1 note and a Series 2003A $2 note bearing the portraits of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, respectively.  Both currency notes are from the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and have matching serial numbers beginning with “2012.”  This historic set is attractively packaged in a tri-fold folder, and each note is protected by a clear acid-free polymer sleeve.

Own a part of currency history by purchasing the America’s Founding Fathers 2012 Currency Set, during the pre-release period of February 21 – March 4, 2012.  After the pre-release period expires, household purchase restrictions are waived.  There is a limit of 50 sets per household during the pre-release period.  This exclusive set is limited to 9,000.

Act now and be among the first to own this historic, presidential set.  The America’s Founding Fathers 2012 Currency Set is $19.95.  Bulk pricing is available at $16.95 for quantities of 50 or more.  Get yours here!

This product is offered during calendar year 2012 only. 

Image/Copy:  B.E.P.

2012 Infantry Soldier Silver Dollar Design

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Last week I posted a photo of the 2012 Infantry Soldier Silver Dollar in proof and uncirculated versions.  The U.S. Mint has to work within the same guide lines as any art creating entity.  First it must become a concept then the designs are put to print by various artists.  Here are the designs the Mint released a about a month ago.  I though it would be neat to compare the two and see how design turns into reality.  To see the coins as they will be minted click here.

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

February 21, 2012 at 8:21 am

Presidents Day | 2012

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While we have 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!

Written by Robert L. Wilson

February 20, 2012 at 12:00 pm

50 Year Anniversary | John Glenn’s Orbit Around the Earth

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Fifty years ago today John H. Glenn Jr, made his historic flight in the Friendship 7 space capsule, being the first American to orbit the Earth.  The flight only lasted 88.5 minutes, but he traveled 75,679 miles reaching a speed of 17,526 mph.  NASA is planning a commemorative medallion showing the key components of John Glenn’s legacy.

Image:  NASA

Written by Robert L. Wilson

February 20, 2012 at 7:20 am

2012 Infantry Soldier Silver Dollar

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From the early days of the United States Armed Forces, the Infantry has borne the brunt of sacrifice for securing and protecting the freedoms of this Nation, our friends and allies. Now, in commemoration of their bravery and dedication, we are proud to introduce the 2012 Infantry Soldier Silver Dollar – paying homage to the Infantry soldier. Minted at the United States Mint at West Point, the coin designs honor the courage, pride, sacrifice, sense of duty and history of the Infantry. The obverse design features a modern Infantry soldier on rocky ground charging forward and beckoning the troops to follow, symbolizing the “Follow Me” motto of the Infantry, with the inscriptions LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST and 2012. The reverse design features the crossed rifles insignia, the branch insignia of the Infantry. Inscriptions are UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, ONE DOLLAR and E PLURIBUS UNUM. Add this striking commemorative coin to your collection today!.

Image/Copy: U.S.Mint

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