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2012 America the Beautiful Five-Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin | Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park

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ONE HOT COIN!

Depicting a blazing eruption of the Kilauea volcano, the 2012 America the Beautiful Five-Ounce Silver
Uncirculated Coin – Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park is one precious coin. Celebrate the beauty of Hawai’i
Volcanoes National Park by getting this coin today. Order now!

Image/Copy: U.S. Mint

Written by Robert L. Wilson

September 26, 2012 at 8:26 am

Coin of the Month | September

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Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park Quarter

Have you ever seen a conveyor belt?  It’s like a wide rubber band on rollers.  It’s used to move things or even people along a path.

Well, did you know that the chain of Hawaiian islands is like a big conveyor belt?  That long row of islands didn’t just pop up out of the sea at once.  They were all created from the same “hot spot” under the ocean floor.  A hot spot is a place deep underground so hot that rocks melt!

As the island chain moved northwest like a slow-motion conveyor belt, the hot spot’s magma burst through, becoming lava.  The ocean water cooled and hardened the lava, forming underwater hills, then mountains, then volcanic islands.  But the land kept moving, forming new volcanoes and leaving the old ones to die out.

That means the islands farthest north in the Hawaiian chain are the oldest islands, whose volcanoes have been extinct the longest.  The big island of Hawai’i is the youngest island with the most active volcanoes.  Of its five volcanoes, one is extinct (will never erupt again), one is dormant (stopped erupting only thousands of years ago), and the other three are active, though Hualalai last erupted in 1801.

That makes me wonder:  If the conveyor belt is still moving, could there be another island forming to the southeast of Hawai’i right now?

The answer is “yes”!  Even though there is a new active volcano under the sea (more than half a mile down), it already has a name:  Lo’ihi. How long will it take Lo’ihi to break through the waves and become an island?  Oh, about 250,000 years.  (Like I said, this conveyor belt is SLOW!)

But even though you won’t be around to see the newest volcano, you can still enjoy the other volcanoes at Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park.  And if you can’t make it to Hawai’i, just keep your eye out for this quarter!  It features Mount Kilauea, the world’s most active volcano, in full eruption!

Read more on the Hawai’I Volcanoes National Park quarter page.

Check out the original article here.

—Nero

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

September 14, 2012 at 8:14 am

2012 ATB Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park Bags and Rolls P.D.S.

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A HOT ITEM!

The beauty of Kilauea is captured on this magnificent coin. The United States Mint is proud to offer the
2012 Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park quarter. Available in 100-coin bags, 40-coin rolls and two-roll sets,
this sizzling coin is available today. Order now!

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

August 31, 2012 at 8:31 am

2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set

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MAJESTIC AND GRANDIOSE

That’s the best way to describe our national parks and sites. The 2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set pays tribute to these treasured landmarks – El Yunque National Forest in Puerto Rico, Chaco Culture National Historical Park in New Mexico, Acadia National Park in Maine, Hawai´i Volcanoes National Park in Hawaii and Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska. Be sure to get yours today!

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2012 United States Mint America the Beautiful | Quarters Proof Set

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This set of five exquisitely crafted proof quality quarters is a must-have for coin collectors! Enhance your collection and celebrate the beauty of El Yunque National Forest in Puerto Rico, Chaco Culture National Historical Park in New Mexico, Acadia National Park in Maine, Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park in Hawaii and Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska. Collectors and nature enthusiasts alike will marvel at the creative and intricate designs that showcase the uniqueness and beauty of each national site. Storing or displaying this set is easy since all coins are encased in a clear plastic lens. Add this collectible keepsake to your collection and order today!.

Image/Text: U.S.Mint

2012 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set

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Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime with this must-have collectible set! Celebrate the magnificent and diverse natural beauty of our Nation with five exquisitely crafted quarters struck in lustrous 90 percent silver. Learn about the immense biodiversity and tropical birds of El Yunque National Forest in Puerto Rico and the remarkable and distinctive architecture of the sites at Chaco Culture National Historical Park in New Mexico. Explore the trails on either side of the Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse of Acadia National Park in Maine. Be captivated by the volcanoes of Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park in Hawaii and the snowy mountains of Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska. Order today and you’ll discover why America is truly a land of beauty and splendor!

Image/Text: U.S. Mint

 

Written by Robert L. Wilson

January 11, 2012 at 8:11 am

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

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December 7, 1941.  ”A day that will live in infamy.” as F.D.R. said in his Infamy Speech the following day.  The Attack on Pearl Harbor is a historic turning point of our national heritage.  It wasn’t until August, 23, 1994 that congress designated December 7 of each year as National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.  With that said, I am here to talk about coins, and this national holiday has many presses churning out commemorative coins.  Some of these coins are very well done and some are not.  The coin above is offered by the Royal Hawaiian Mint and is a very good-looking coin, I might say.  As always, do your research on coins as some companies fine print can be deceptive.  With the rising price of gold and silver, we are seeing more silver clad and gold-plated coins offered to the public.  Be sure the coin or round has a weight marking, don’t always depend on the certificate of authenticity that usually accompanies these coins.

Photo:Royal Hawaiian Mint

Written by Robert L. Wilson

December 7, 2011 at 12:11 pm

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