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2009 Professional Life in Illinois Reverse

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The U.S. Mint has released the Professional Life in Illinois Reverse for the 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial One Cent Program.

Designer: Joel Iskowitz
Sculptor: Don Everhart
Description: This reverse depicts the young professional Abraham Lincoln in front of the State Capitol in Illinois.

Written by Robert L. Wilson

July 27, 2009 at 5:40 pm

2009 American Samoa Quarter

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The U.S. Mint has released the 2009 American Samoa Quarter.

Reverse: “Ava Bowl, Whisk and Staff”
Description: Depicts the ava bowl (“tanoa”), whisk and staff in the foreground with a coconut tree on the shore in the background and the inscriptions, AMERICAN SAMOA and SAMOA MUAMUA LE ATUA, the motto of American Samoa, which means “Samoa, God is First.”

Sculptor: Charles Vickers

Written by Robert L. Wilson

July 21, 2009 at 5:18 pm

Apollo 11 | The Eagle Has Landed

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Forty years ago today President Kennedy’s “We choose to go to the Moon” speech became a reality.  Apollo 11 made up of two Americans that landed on the Moon on July, 10, 1969 at 4:17 pm EDT in the lunar module “Eagle”, with another American orbiting the Moon, awaiting their return to the “Colombia” command module, and hundreds of thousands of other Americans behind the scenes.  Having always been a fascinated with NASA and the American Space Program, these images always intrigue me and bring out the wonder of what the human race is capable of.

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

July 20, 2009 at 4:17 pm

Westward Journey Nickel Series|American Bison Proof

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Obverse: bears a new image of President Thomas Jefferson
Reverse: bears a side-view of an American bison, grazing.

Obverse Designer: Joe Fitzgerald
Reverse Designer: Jamie Franki

Obverse Engraver: Don Everhart
Reverse Engraver: Norman E. Nemeth

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

July 10, 2009 at 7:10 pm


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