Archive for March 2016
2016 American Buffalo One Ounce
Gold Proof Coin
Experience the classic beauty of one of the United States Mint’s most popular gold coin collectibles – the 2016 American Buffalo One Ounce Gold Proof Coin. First launched in 2006, the American Buffalo Gold Proof Coin has become a favorite of gold coin collectors. These 24-karat American Buffalo Gold Proof Coins are struck by specially treated, polished dies. The coins are fed into modern coin presses at the U.S. Mint at West Point, NY. Each coin is struck multiple times to ensure the highest quality. The obverse and reverse designs feature a rendition of James Earle Fraser’s original Indian head and buffalo designs first used on the Indian Head nickel which was produced from 1913 to 1938. Each coin is encapsulated, and presented with its own Certificate of Authenticity and packaged in a handsome, protective case.
This 10-coin set contains five uncirculated America the Beautiful Quarters minted in Philadelphia and five minted in Denver. The 2016 set features America the Beautiful Quarters honoring Shawnee National Forest in Illinois, Cumberland Gap National Historical Park in Kentucky, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park in West Virginia, Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota and Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument) in South Carolina.
2016 Presidential $1 Coin
This six-coin set features three uncirculated Presidential $1 Coins from the U.S. Mint at Philadelphia and three uncirculated Presidential $1 Coins from the U.S. Mint at Denver. The set is presented in a folder with brief biographical sketches and portraits of each President – Nixon, Ford and Reagan. Each coin is mounted in an individual protective, rotatable blister, and edge-incused inscriptions on the coins are fully visible. Add this wonderful set to your collection today!
When the U.S. Mint was created in 1792, Americans were using a variety of coins issued by the states and by foreign countries. Some foreign coinage, especially Spanish reals, was legal tender in the U.S. until the passage of the Coinage Act in 1857. Coins were needed to facilitate trade, but the process by which the first coins were created was much slower than it is today; in the first few years the coins made numbered only in the thousands. By comparison, in 2015 the U.S. Mint shipped 16.151 billion circulating coins.
This year, celebrate our 224th anniversary with our birthday collection – four unique products that exemplify both the U.S. Mint’s artistry and the legacy of our Nation.
2016 Betty Ford First Spouse Gold Proof & Uncirculated Coins
In the 10th and final year of the First Spouse Gold Coin Series, Betty Ford is the second coin released in 2016, and will feature a portrait of Betty Ford. First Lady Betty Ford was born Elizabeth Ann Bloomer on April 8, 1918, in Chicago, Ill., and raised in Grand Rapids, Mich. She had a passion for dance, which she studied at Bennington College in Vermont before joining a noted New York dance company. She met Gerald Ford and they married in 1948 during his campaign for Congress.
After 25 years in Congress, Betty looked forward to her husband retiring from politics. To her surprise, however, he was nominated Vice President following the resignation of Spiro Agnew. She barely had time to adjust to being the wife of the Vice President before she was suddenly First Lady.
As First Lady, Mrs. Ford spoke with unprecedented candor about controversial issues of her time, including drug and alcohol addiction. She was also a passionate supporter of equal rights for women and the performing arts.
After she and her husband left Washington, she continued to speak out on issues that were important to her. She also wrote three books and co-founded a recovery facility, bearing her name, to treat alcohol and drug dependency.
The 2016 Betty Ford First Spouse Gold Coins. Order yours today!
Celebrate the history and majesty of our Nation’s most treasured resources. For 100 years the National Park Service has served as the custodian for our national parks, museums, historic sites and cultural resources, providing us with a wealth of different experiences. Relive the memories of some of your favorite locations with coins from this commemorative coin program. Produced in gold, silver and clad compositions in both proof and uncirculated finish, these designs are only available during 2016 – get yours while they last!
Collectors have been enjoying 22-karat American Eagle Gold Coins since 1986. 2016 marks the 30th year anniversary of the American Eagle Gold Proof Coin Program. American Eagle Gold Proof Coins contain their stated weight of fine gold and are struck by specially treated, polished dies. The coins are fed into modern coin presses at the U.S. Mint in West Point, NY. Each coin is struck multiple times to ensure the highest quality. This exacting process results in a breathtaking cameo image that appears to float on a mirror-like background. The obverse features a rendition of Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ classic Liberty design. The reverse features a family of eagles designed by Mrs. Miley Busiek. Each coin is encapsulated and presented with its own certificate of authenticity and then packaged in a handsome, protective case.