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2013 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin | Perry’s Victory and Peace Memorial

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The United States Mint is proud to offer the 2013 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin honoring Ohio’s Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial. Measuring three inches in diameter and made of five ounces of .999 fine silver, this coin pays tribute to those who fought in the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812. The 2013 America the Beautiful – Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial Five Ounce Uncirculated Coin is available today!

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

June 24, 2013 at 8:24 am

2013 America the Beautiful Quarters® Bags and Rolls | Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial

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In memory of those who fought in the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812 — and to celebrate the long-lasting peace among Britain, Canada and the U.S. — the United States Mint is proud to offer the 2013 America the Beautiful Quarter® featuring Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial. The second quarter of 2013 and the 17th overall in the America the Beautiful Quarters Program, this coin is available today!

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

May 3, 2013 at 5:03 am

2011 James Garfield Presidential $1 Coin Rolls

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Did you know that James Garfield was the last President born in a log cabin? Add these pristine circulating quality coins to your collection. The 2011 James Garfield Presidential $1 Coin Rolls are available with Philadelphia and Denver mint marks. Buy Now!.

James Garfield Presidential $1 Coin Launch | Mentor, Ohio

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The U.S. Mint and The National Park Service are launching the James Garfield Presidential $1 Coin today at the James A. Garfield National Historic Site.  Lawnfield, as is it known, is located at 2095 Mentor Ave. Mentor, Ohio 44060.  I certainly wish I could be there for this historic event.  Having grown up in Northeast Ohio, and attending high school in Mentor, I have fond memories this Presidents home.  I went to Lawnfield on a third grade field trip , and the unique memory I have is that the kitchen was in a separate building behind the house.  I suppose separating it for fire reasons, and the heat of a Ohio summer.  They were making Johnnycake, and being the young foodie I was, once in the gift shop I had to have the book that held the receipt.  Being a lucky one with my Mother as a chaperone, I went home with the book in my little hands.  Needless to say we made johnnycake when I came home from school.  I wish everyone who attends this Presidential Coin Launch leaves with a memory as fond as mine!

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The Cleveland Federal Reserve

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Being a Buckeye, and knowing the love my Father had for our home town, Cleveland, Ohio.  I always enjoy finding historic things from this great city.  The Cleveland Federal Reserve is a true piece of architectural and design history.  It had taken four architects thirteen months and a thousand sketches, plus a team of draftsmen creating 1,924 blueprints, to prepare for the moment of groundbreaking for the new Cleveland Federal Reserve Bank. Two years and $8.25 million later, the Bank was completed. Fronting two hundred feet on East 6th Street and 216 feet on Superior Avenue, the thirteen-story building is a modern adaptation of an Italian Renaissance palazzo, or fortress palace. At the sidewalk level is a base of granite from Stonington, Maine. The remaining exterior of the building is covered with marble, a pinkish stone quarried in Tate, Georgia. The stone closely resembles granite and retains a warm color when weathered.

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

May 9, 2011 at 5:09 am

Safe Find | Antique Victor Lock & Safe Co.

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Here is a Victor Lock & Safe Company product I found in the Denver Craigslist antique section that lets the imagination run wild.  Starting from the top, it has a decal stating Highest Award – Grand Prize for the Louisiana Purchase Exposition which was held in St. Louis, Missouri in 1904.  The  “Grand Prize” was award to Victor Safe And Lock Company for their display at the show.  They continued to take advantage of this logo for the next 15-20 years.  Literally every safe they manufactured during this period had this decal.  I guess some things never change.  Next we have a decal around the combination lock itself which reads “Department of Justice” “Federal Investigation” “Fidelity-Bravery-Integrity” seems pretty cool to think it might have held some highly classified documents at one time or another.  Hey it is army green!  Weather it did or didn’t it is still a neat safe, read on for several photos of this quality piece of “Made in USA” merchandise.

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

April 19, 2011 at 4:19 am

“Safe Capital of the World”

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There is a reason that Southwest Ohio has been called the “Safe Capital of the World.”  There was a huge merger of safe companies in the late 1800’s.  Herring-Hall-Marvin Safe Co., 1550 Grand Boulevard Hamilton, O., was welcomed to the city with a 100-gun salute during groundbreaking ceremonies Sept. 1, 1896.  The firm was a consolidation of Hall’s Safe & Lock Co., Cincinnati; Marvin Safe Co., New York City; and Farrel & Co. and Meyers & Smith, Philadelphia, according to Stephen D. Cone in A Concise History of Hamilton, published in 1901.  Cone said the Hamilton plant “has a floor space of 100,000 square feet in the main factory building, exclusive of the boiler and engine room.  The main building is 300 by 352 feet in dimensions, fronting on Grand Boulevard.”

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

February 2, 2011 at 2:18 pm

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