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2012 Roosevelt Dime | Proof

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Here we have the proof 2012 Roosevelt Dime minted at the San Francisco Mint.  To learn more about proof coins click here.

Obverse:  depicts a portrait of Roosevelt
Reverse:  a torch, an olive branch, and an oak branch.

Engraver:  John Sinnock

Image:  U.S.Mint

2012 Roosevelt Dime | Uncirculated

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Here we have the uncirculated 2012 Roosevelt Dime.  To learn more about uncirculated coins click here.

Obverse:  depicts a portrait of Roosevelt
Reverse:  a torch, an olive branch, and an oak branch.

Engraver:  John Sinnock

Image/Text:  U.S.Mint

Written by Robert L. Wilson

April 12, 2012 at 8:12 am

2012 “Return to Monticello” Nickel | Proof

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Here we have the proof 2012 “Return to Monticello” Nickel.  To learn more about proof coins click here.

Obverse
Designer:  Jamie Franki
Engraver:  Donna Weaver
Description:  bears a new image of President Thomas Jefferson based on the Rembrandt Peale painting of 1800

Reverse
Designer:  Felix Schlag
Engraver:  Felix Schlag
Description:  restored 1938 design of President Jefferson’s Virginia home of Monticello.

Image: U.S.Mint

2012 “Return to Monticello” Nickel | Uncirculated

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Here we have the uncirculated 2012 “Return to Monticello” Nickel.  To learn more about uncirculated coins click here.

Obverse
Designer:  Jamie Franki
Engraver:  Donna Weaver
Description:  bears a new image of President Thomas Jefferson based on the Rembrandt Peale painting of 1800

Reverse
Designer:  Felix Schlag
Engraver:  Felix Schlag
Description:  restored 1938 design of President Jefferson’s Virginia home of Monticello.

Image: U.S.Mint

2012 Infantry Soldier Silver Dollar Design

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Last week I posted a photo of the 2012 Infantry Soldier Silver Dollar in proof and uncirculated versions.  The U.S. Mint has to work within the same guide lines as any art creating entity.  First it must become a concept then the designs are put to print by various artists.  Here are the designs the Mint released a about a month ago.  I though it would be neat to compare the two and see how design turns into reality.  To see the coins as they will be minted click here.

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

February 21, 2012 at 8:21 am

2012 Lincoln One-Cent Coin | Proof

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Here we have the proof version the 2012 cent! To read up on “Proof Coinage” click here.

Obverse:
Engraver:  Victor D. Brenner
Description:  Bears the likeness of President Lincoln.

Reverse
Designer:  Lyndall Bass
Engraver:  Joseph Menna
Description:  The reverse features a union shield with a scroll draped across it bearing the inscription E PLURIBUS UNUM (“out of many, one”).  The 13 vertical stripes of the shield represent the states joined in one compact union to support the federal government, represented by the horizontal bar above.  The union shield, which dates back to the 1780s, was used widely during the Civil War.  In addition, the shield device is featured on frescoes throughout the halls of the U.S. Capitol Building by Constantino Brumidi, artist of the Capitol during Lincoln’s presidency.

Image/Text:  U.S.Mint

Written by Robert L. Wilson

February 16, 2012 at 7:16 am

2012 Native American $1 Coin Design

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The U.S. Mint has released its design for the 2012 Native American $1 coin.  I will be interesting to see that fate of this coin, as well as the Presidential $1 coin series.  Americans just don’t want to give up the dollar bill.

Year:  2012

Public Law:  110-82

Trade Routes in the 17th Century

Obverse
Designer:  Glenda Goodacre
Description:  The obverse design remains the central figure of “Sacagawea” first produced in 2000, and contains the inscriptionsLIBERTY and IN GOD WE TRUST.

Reverse
Designer:  Thomas Cleveland
Engraver:  Phebe Hemphill
Description:  The reverse design features a Native American and horse in profile with horses running in the background, representing the historical spread of the horse. The design includes the required inscriptions, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and $1.

Image/Text:  U.S.Mint

Written by Robert L. Wilson

February 7, 2012 at 7:02 am

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