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2012 Infantry Soldier Silver Dollar

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From the early days of the United States Armed Forces, the Infantry has borne the brunt of sacrifice for securing and protecting the freedoms of this Nation, our friends and allies. Now, in commemoration of their bravery and dedication, we are proud to introduce the 2012 Infantry Soldier Silver Dollar – paying homage to the Infantry soldier. Minted at the United States Mint at West Point, the coin designs honor the courage, pride, sacrifice, sense of duty and history of the Infantry. The obverse design features a modern Infantry soldier on rocky ground charging forward and beckoning the troops to follow, symbolizing the “Follow Me” motto of the Infantry, with the inscriptions LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST and 2012. The reverse design features the crossed rifles insignia, the branch insignia of the Infantry. Inscriptions are UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, ONE DOLLAR and E PLURIBUS UNUM. Add this striking commemorative coin to your collection today!.

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2011 United States Army and Medal of Honor Commemorative Coin Programs

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This is your last chance to purchase the 2011 United States Army and Medal of Honor Commemorative Coins! Sales end December 16, 2011, at 5 p.m. Eastern Time (ET). Don’t miss out on these exciting coins. Visit to learn more about these programs and the 10 coins being offered in both proof and uncirculated qualities. Don’t wait another minute – order yours today!

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

December 6, 2011 at 7:06 am

Know Your Money

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Here is another cool find from a collection I bought at one time or another.  I came across it the other day and thought it would be a fun thing to post.  This is a great piece of American history and as you read through it you can feel the innocence of our country in the early twentieth century.  Signed by Frank J. Wilson, who was the Director of the Secret Service from 1937-1946.  Wilson was the lead agent with the Treasury Department’s Bureau of Internal Revenue against Al Capone, and insisted that the serial numbers of the Gold Certificates in the ransom money for the Lindbergh kidnapping be recorded, which lead to the conviction of the kidnapper, and has become the common practice of “marked bills.”  He had nearly eliminated the production and distribution of counterfeit money through a nationwide education program by the end of his retirement, which I’m sure this booklet was part of, and didn’t now about till I did the research for this post.  Not only does this talk about how to detect counterfeit bills, but describes how to detect counterfeit coins as well.

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

April 27, 2011 at 4:27 am

Fort Knox, U.S. Gold Bullion Depository

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This three-part series of the U.S. Gold Bullion Depository at Fort Knox is a must see.  These videos are a rare look into this famous fortress.  I urge you to take the time to indulge yourself!

Part 1/3

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