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Last Chance Products | Act Fast!

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LAST CHANCE!

Don’t miss out! More of our products will go off sale at the end of 2013, so be sure to check out our “Last Chance” page for great gift ideas for the holidays! Whether it’s the 2013 American Eagle Silver Uncirculated Coin, the 2013 Girl Scouts of the USA Young Collectors Set, 2013 5-Star Generals Profile Collection, the 2012 First Spouse Series Gold Coin, or one of the other beautiful products that will never be offered again, you’re sure to find something special. Perfect for holiday gifts, so order now!

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FREE Shipping | A Limited-Time Black Friday and Cyber Week Promotion

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Black Friday and Cyber Week Savings from the United States Mint!

For a limited time, shop our online catalog, fill your cart to your heart’s desire and receive FREE shipping on all domestic Web orders. From Friday, November 29 – Friday, December 6, make your gifting easy with an array of great products from the United States Mint. From the American Eagle Silver Uncirculated Coin or the 2013 United States Mint Proof Set® to special commemorative coin products like The Girl Scouts of the USA Young Collectors Set or the Five-Star Generals Profile Collection, great gifts and even greater savings await with FREE Shipping* from November 29 – December 6!

*FREE shipping applies to domestic Web orders only.

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GREAT PRODUCTS TO ADD TO YOUR COLLECTION

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ENRICH YOUR COLLECTION

With an array of great products to select from, the United States Mint can help build your collection and create lasting memories. From the 2013 United States Mint Proof Set to the 2013 United States Mint Happy Birthday Coin Set, the 2013 Girl Scouts of the USA Young Collectors Set, the 2013 5-Star Generals Profile Collection or the 2013 American Eagle One Ounce Silver Proof Coin, you’ll find great products to add to your collection or the perfect gift for anyone on your list. Find out more!

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Happy New Year | 2013

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Wishing everyone a very Happy & Prosperous New Year!

The Women Airforce Service Pilots Bronze Medal

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Bronze duplicate of Congressional Gold Medal

Public Law:  111-40

Obverse
Designer:  Joel Iskowitz
Engraver:  Phebe Hemphill
Description:  The obverse, designed by United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program Master Designer Joel Iskowitz and sculpted by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Phebe Hemphill, depicts the portrait of a WASP with three pilots in the foreground in flight uniforms walking toward their aircraft. An airborne AT-6 is featured in the background breaking through the inner rim of the medal. Inscriptions include WOMEN AIRFORCE SERVICE PILOTS and 1942–1944.

Reverse
Designer:  Don Everhart
Engraver:  Don Everhart
Description:  The reverse features the three aircraft that are symbolic of the ones flown by the WASP trainers, fighters, and bombers during WWII; the AT-6, indicated by the number 264; the B-26 (Martin Marauder), indicated by the number 967; and the P-51. The WASP wings are depicted at the base of the design. The inscriptions are THE FIRST WOMEN IN HISTORY TO FLY AMERICAN MILITARY AIRCRAFTACT OF CONGRESSand 2009.

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

October 9, 2012 at 8:09 am

2012 Nisei Soldiers of World War II Bronze Medal

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Public Law:  111-254

Obverse
Designer:  Joel Iskowitz
Engraver:  Charles L. Vickers
Description:  The obverse features Nisei (second generation Americans of Japanese ancestry) soldiers from both the European and Pacific theaters.  The 442nd RCT color guard is depicted in the lower field of the medal. The inscriptions on the outer rim are NISEI SOLDIERS OF WORLD WAR II and GO FOR BROKE, the motto of the 442nd RCT, which was eventually used to describe the work of all three units.

Reverse
Designer:  Don Everhart
Engraver:  Don Everhart
Description:  The reverse depicts the insignias of the 100th INF BN, 442nd RCT and MIS. The 100th INF BN insignia features a taro leaf and a traditional Hawaiian helmet, both of which are emblematic of the unit’s Hawaiian roots.  The “Go for Broke” Torch of Liberty shoulder patch represents the 442nd RCT. The MIS insignia is represented by a sphinx, a traditional symbol of secrecy.  The inscriptions on the outer rim are the title of the three units represented on the medal — the 100th INF BN, 442nd RCT and MIS.  In addition, the years 1941-1946, the defined years of World War II according to the Department of Defense, are inscribed in the upper right field of the medal. A decorative ribbon connects the outer rim with the inscriptionsACT OF CONGRESS and 2010. The three stars positioned along the border represent the three units being honored.

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

October 8, 2012 at 8:08 am

U.S. Mint, Philadelphia, Pa. | 1905

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Title: U.S. Mint, Philadelphia, Pa.
Related Names: 
   Detroit Publishing Co. , copyright claimant 
   Detroit Publishing Co. , publisher
Date Created/Published: [c1905]
Medium: 1 negative : glass ; 8 x 10 in.
Reproduction Number: LC-D4-18509 (b&w glass neg.)
Call Number: LC-D4-18509 <p&p> [P&P]
Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA

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ANA Supports Efforts To Create A WWI Commemorative Coin

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The American Numismatic Association is asking members to support legislative efforts to create a commemorative dollar coin honoring World War I veterans.

The United States has memorialized the Civil War, World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War on U.S. commemorative coins, but no coin honors World War I veterans. ANA Numismatic Educator Rod Gillis is working to correct that oversight.

“It was really surprising to me that World War I veterans were never honored with their own coin,” Gillis said. “This legislation will help give these veterans proper recognition.”

More than two years ago, Gillis launched the effort to create this commemorative. Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.) agreed to sponsor H.R. 4107, the “World War I American Veterans Centennial Commemorative Coin Act.”

Under the proposed law, the coin would be minted in 2017 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of America’s participation in World War I. The United States formally declared war against Germany and entered the conflict in Europe on April 6, 1917. More than 4 million U.S. men and women served in uniform during World War I, and more than 2 million American soldiers served overseas.

For every coin sold, a surcharge would go to the World War I Memorial Foundation in Washington, D.C. This group was founded after Frank Buckles, the last surviving American World War I veteran, visited the District of Columbia War Memorial on the National Mall in March 2008.

Buckles observed that this memorial – dedicated in 1931 to the 499 District of Columbia residents who gave their lives in that war – sat neglected and in extreme disrepair. Noting that there is no national World War I memorial, he issued a call for the memorial’s restoration and re-dedication as a National and District of Columbia World War I Memorial.

“The new memorial will honor all World War I veterans and make Frank Buckles’ dream a reality,” said Gillis, who is currently working to secure a sponsor for the bill in the U.S. Senate.

Please contact your Congressional representative and voice your support. Contact information can be found at www.house.gov/representatives/.

If you have questions about this effort, please contact Gillis at 719-482-9845 or email gillis@money.org.

The American Numismatic Association is a congressionally chartered, nonprofit educational organization dedicated to encouraging people to study and collect money and related items. The ANA helps its 28,000 members and the public discover and explore the world of money through its vast array of education and outreach programs, as well as its museum, library, publications, conventions and seminars. For more information, call 719-632-2646 or go to www.money.org.

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