Archive for February 2012
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
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!.
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
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.
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.