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2012 Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set

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The first United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set released in 2012 includes an uncirculated quality Chester Arthur $1 Coin and an Alice Paul and the Suffrage Movement Bronze Medal – a duplicate of the corresponding First Spouse Gold Coin. This set is available today. Order now!

Image/Copy: U.S. Mint

Written by Robert L. Wilson

October 29, 2012 at 8:29 am

Gold prospector Blowing Away Dirt

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  • Title: Gold prospector blowing away dirt to find the gold in his pan while a visiting prospector looks on. Pinos Altos, New Mexico
  • Creator(s): Lee, Russell, 1903-1986, photographer
  • Date Created/Published: 1940 May-June.

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

October 26, 2012 at 8:26 am

Gold Prospector & His Flakes of Gold

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  • Title: Gold prospector putting flakes of gold which he has recovered through wet washing and panning into bottle. Pinos Altos, New Mexico
  • Creator(s): Lee, Russell, 1903-1986, photographer
  • Date Created/Published: 1940 May-June.

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

October 25, 2012 at 8:25 am

Gold Prospector Examining a Pan

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  • Title: Gold prospector examining a pan to see how much gold it contains. Pinos Altos, New Mexico
  • Creator(s): Lee, Russell, 1903-1986, photographer
  • Date Created/Published: 1940 May-June.

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

October 24, 2012 at 8:24 am

Prospector Pours Mercury from Small Tube

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  • Title: Pouring mercury from small tube into pan which contains flour gold mixed with the natural dirt. Process for removing this flour gold is described in caption 12693-M5. Pinos Altos, New Mexico
  • Creator(s): Lee, Russell, 1903-1986, photographer
  • Date Created/Published: 1940 May-June.

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

October 23, 2012 at 8:23 am

Prospector Panning Gold

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  • Title: Pinos Altos, New Mexico. Prospector panning gold. The light objects are probably not gold as it is very unusual to find pieces this large in this section. They are probably mica (fools’ gold) or mercury, which is used to attract the gold
  • Creator(s): Lee, Russell, 1903-1986, photographer
  • Date Created/Published: 1940 May.

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

October 22, 2012 at 8:22 am

Collector Exhibits highlights from the 2012 World’s Fair of Money

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

October 19, 2012 at 10:19 am

The Men Behind the Medal

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Here is a fun video about the men behind the 2011 September 11 National Medal.  It is only available till the end of this year, so if you want one, be sure to order soon.  To get yours click here.

Video: U.S. Mint

Written by Robert L. Wilson

October 18, 2012 at 8:40 am

Silver Facts

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

October 12, 2012 at 8:05 am

2012 First Spouse Gold Coin Series | Alice Paul and the Suffrage Movement

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A STATELY HONOR

In 2007, the United States Mint began honoring our Nation’s first spouses on gold coins and bronze medals. This tradition continues with the 2012 First Spouse Gold Coin Series. The first coin released in 2012 honors Alice Paul and the Suffrage Movement.* It features Alice Paul with the inscription SUFFRAGIST on the obverse and pays homage to the advocacy for women’s voting rights on the reverse. Offered in one-half ounce 24-karat gold proof and uncirculated qualities, this coin is available today. Order now!

Image/Copy: U.S. Mint

Written by Robert L. Wilson

October 12, 2012 at 7:51 am

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