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American Silver Eagles in stock!  Call today 702-518-0218

Written by Robert L. Wilson

November 10, 2015 at 4:13 pm

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American Liberty 2015 High Relief Gold Coin | On Sale Today!

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The United States Mint fulfilled renowned sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ original vision of an ultra high relief double eagle gold coin with the release of the 2009 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle Gold Coin, closing one era of classic American coin design and ushering in a new one.

The 2015 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin is the latest in that new era, a piece that renders contemporary designs using the latest in modern digital and manufacturing technology.

United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program artist Justin Kunz has created a modern depiction of Liberty for the obverse (heads side), evoking the ideals of liberty, courage and hope. Artistic Infusion Program artist Paul Balan’s reverse (tails) design depicts an American eagle rising in flight, gripping a branch in its talons as an embodiment of freedom.

The 2015 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin represents our proud numismatic heritage and glimmering future at their very best.

Containing one troy ounce of .9999 fine 24–karat gold, these lustrous high relief coins are among the world’s purest gold coins. Each is encapsulated and presented in a black velvet presentation case and accompanied by a certificate of authenticity. It will be a treasured addition to any collection.  Get yours TODAY!

 

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

July 30, 2015 at 11:14 am

The Perfect Gift for Any Celebration

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The Congratulations Set is perfect for any occasion and includes one of the most popular American coins – a 2015 American Eagle One Ounce Silver Proof Coin. The packaging includes an outer sleeve and inside folder, and there is space inside to write a personalized message to the recipient. “Congratulations!” is printed on both the front of the sleeve and the front of the folder with “2015 United States Mint Congratulations Set” and “American Eagle One Ounce Silver Proof Coin” underneath. The coin is encapsulated in the folder, and the front (heads) and back (tails) of the coin can be seen in the folder. The packaging design includes images of silver and gold ribbons.  Buy It Now.

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

February 25, 2015 at 12:00 pm

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2013 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Set

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The 2013 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set — a 10-coin set containing five uncirculated quality America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coins minted in Philadelphia and five minted in Denver. The 2013 set honors White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire; Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial in Ohio; Great Basin National Park in Nevada; Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine in Maryland; and Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota. Plus, value added information about each site. Available today!

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

May 15, 2013 at 8:15 am

2013 American Eagle Gold Proof Coins

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Just in time for the spring graduation and wedding gift-giving seasons, the United States Mint offers some of its flagship products, the American Eagle Gold Proof Coins. These coins are also a great way to honor that special person on Mother’s or Father’s Day. The American Eagle Gold Proof Coins are collector versions of the official United States Mint American Eagle Gold Bullion Coins and are available in limited mintages in four sizes – one ounce, one-half ounce, one-quarter ounce, and one-tenth ounce, as well as a four-coin set containing one coin in each size. Available today!

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

May 13, 2013 at 8:13 am

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

ANA | ANS Partner for Early U.S. Mint Exhibit at World’s Fair of Money

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Cooperative effort includes museum display, two Money Talks programs

The American Numismatic Association in Colorado Springs, Colo., and the American Numismatic Society in New York City, are joining together to present a stunning exhibit of the U.S. Mint’s first issues as part of the Museum Showcase during the World’s Fair of MoneySM, Aug. 7-11 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.

The ANS is loaning a complete collection of the first issues of each coinage denomination minted by the Philadelphia Mint from 1792-1796. This one-time exhibit highlights Philadelphia’s storied numismatic history.

Mike Gasvoda, an ANS Board of Trustees member and longtime ANA member, was instrumental in bringing this exhibit to the Philadelphia show. “While the ANA and ANS may serve different parts of the numismatic community, the overlap of what we offer is much larger than the places we differ. This type of joint effort between the ANA and ANS should be a natural part of both our efforts to reach the collecting community,” he said.

The pedigrees of the ANS coins have links back to some of the most famous collections ever formed. A few stand-out pieces include:

  • Select 1793 large cents donated by George H. Clapp;
  • The Louis Eliasberg specimen of the 1794 dollar, exhibited courtesy of an ANS Board of Trustees member;
  • A 2 ½ dollar gold quarter eagle and 10 dollar gold eagle, from the collection of J. Pierpont Morgan.

The exhibit will also include  a 1793 half cent, a gift to the ANS from Robert Schonwalter; a 1794 half disme, graded MS-63; a 1796 disme, 1796 quarter, 1794 half dollar and 1795 half eagle, all donations to the ANS from Arthur J. Fecht collection. A 1792 half disme, donated to the ANA by Steve L. Contursi, will complement this exhibit in the Museum Showcase.

“I’m really pleased that the ANS is partnering with the ANA for this wonderful exhibit of the first Philadelphia Mint issues. This is a wonderful opportunity for attendees at the World’s Fair of Money to see such historically significant U.S. coins,” said ANA Executive Director Jeff Shevlin. “We appreciate the ANS partnering with us and we look forward to more opportunities in the future.”

The challenges of the early U.S. Mint are easily recognized when looking at these historic pieces.  The designers, engravers and die operators struggled to learn their new trade. Coin production came in fits and starts as efforts to secure funding and precious metals were anything but steady. It took four years for the fledgling mint to coin each of the congressionally mandated denominations, so foreign coinage continued to circulate alongside American coins as legal tender for many years. The exhibited coins give a rare glimpse into the operations of the first Philadelphia mint.

“Working with Mike Gasvoda, Robert Wilson Hoge and Elena Stolyarik to create this exhibit has been a wonderful experience. It is rarely possible to display such great pieces,” said ANA Museum Curator Douglas Mudd.

This exhibit will be complemented by three related Money Talks presentations, which are expected to be heavily attended.

  • Joel Orosz and Leonard Augsburger, both ANA and ANS members, deliver the talk, “The First Philadelphia Mint,” at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7 in Room 104B.
  • Robert Wilson Hoge, former ANA curator and current curator of North American Coins and Currency at the ANS, will give the presentation, “First Order of Business: The U.S. Mint’s Original Coinage Denominations, 1793-1796,” at noon Thursday, Aug. 9 in Room 104B.
  • Jamie Franki, creator of the 121st Anniversary Convention Medal, presents “David Rittenhouse and the 1792 Half Disme,” at 1 p.m. Saturday in Room 104B.

“If you appreciate this exhibit and the related presentations, I hope you will let both organizations know so we can better understand how we can serve our numismatic family in the future,” Gasvoda said.

The World’s Fair of Money is the nation’s premier money show. The event features a major auction by Stack’s Bowers Galleries; more than 1,000 numismatic dealers with the best inventory anywhere; the ANA Museum Showcase exhibiting some of the world’s most valuable and beautiful coins and paper money; a Mint Promenade with mints from around the world; the Collector Exhibits area; educational presentations and seminars; and special events including the ANA’s annual awards banquet.

Show hours are 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Aug. 7-10 and 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Aug. 11. Admission is $6 for adults, and free for ANA members and children 12 and under. Save $2 on admission by downloading a coupon at www.worldsfairofmoney.com. For more information, call 719-482-9849.

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 27,000 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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