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Happy Birthday, Mr. President!

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Commemorate the birth of our longest-serving president with this set, which includes proof coins, silver and bronze medals, and postage stamps. The Roosevelt coins, medals and stamps are displayed in a rich green folder covered in a soft-touch material with a handsome textured look that is very gift-worthy.  Buy It Now!

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

February 16, 2015 at 9:17 am

2013 5-Star Generals Profile Collection

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The United States Mint is proud to offer the 2013 5-Star Generals Profile Collection. This comprehensive set contains the uncirculated silver dollar and half-dollar from the 5-Star Generals Commemorative Coin Program along with a bronze replica of the 1962 General MacArthur Congressional Gold Medal. Inside the easel-type packaging, perfect for desktop display, you will find informative cards for each general with photos, historic military information, plus some interesting and surprising facts you might not know! Also included is a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the Acting Director of the United States Mint. Available Today!

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

August 19, 2013 at 8:19 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.

Image/Text:  U.S.Mint

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.

Image/Text: U.S.Mint

Written by Robert L. Wilson

October 8, 2012 at 8:08 am

Senator Edward William Brooke III Bronze Medal

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Bronze duplicate of Congressional Gold Medal

Public Law:  110-260

Obverse
Designer:  Don Everhart
Description:  The obverse features an image of Senator Brooke with the inscription EDWARD WILLIAM BROOKE on the right side.

Reverse
Designer:  Phebe Hemphill
Description:  The reverse depicts the United Sates Capitol Building at the top of the medal and the Massachusetts State House at the bottom between two olive branches.  The middle of the design showcases the inscription AMERICA’S GREATNESS LIES IN ITS WONDROUS DIVERSITYOUR MAGNIFICENT PLURALISM HAS MADE THIS COUNTRY GREATOUR EVER-WIDENING DIVERSITY WILL KEEP US GREAT.  Additional inscriptions are ACT OF CONGRESS 2008, and MASSACHUSETTS STATE HOUSE.

Image/Text:  U.S.Mint

Written by Robert L. Wilson

September 27, 2012 at 8:27 am

The New Frontier Bronze Medal

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Public Law:  111-44

Obverse
Designer:  Joel Iskowitz
Engraver:  Phebe Hemphill
Description:  The obverse depicts the portraits of Apollo 11 astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin E. “Buzz” Aldrin Jr. facing left, and Friendship 7 astronaut John Herschel Glenn Jr. facing right.  The design also features a partial view of the Earth from orbit, as well as a horizon line with an astronaut walking on the lunar surface facing the flag.  The names of all four astronauts – JOHN GLENN, NEIL ARMSTRONG, MICHAEL COLLINS and BUZZ ALDRIN – are inscribed along the outer rim.

Reverse
Designer:  Joel Iskowitz
Engraver:  Don Everhart
Description:  The reverse features the Lunar Excursion Module orbiting the moon and the Friendship 7 mission capsule orbiting the Earth with the inscription WE CAME IN PEACE FOR ALL MANKIND.

Image/Text:  U.S.Mint

Written by Robert L. Wilson

August 1, 2012 at 7:20 am

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