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Braille on Coin a First for USA(7/19/08) Have you ever wondered how the blind population can tell what denomination of either paper money or coin they are using?
A prototype of the first U.S. coin with readable Braille characters was unveiled July 2 at the National Federation of the Blind’s annual convention in Dallas during the March for Independence.
Do You Remember Yuri Gagarin?(7/17/08) In 1961 Yuri Gagarin became the first human to enter space and orbit the globe for 108 minutes aboard Vostok 3KA-2 (Vostok I) and returned safely to earth. What a brave cosmonaut!!
Makeover for Sacagawea Dollar – 2009 Heralds New Reverse(7/7/08) A new design for the reverse of the Sacagawea dollar coin is mandated by Congress. The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee viewed many designs in June and selected a female Indian planting maze (corn) in a field. This design is intended for use on the 2009 dollar coin, the first featuring a Native American theme. Each year thereafter a different Native American design will appear.
Mint Offers Presidential Dollars at Face Value(7/1/08) Presidential dollars are now available directly from the U.S. Mint at face value. Collectors and others can now order up to $500 in rolls of Uncirculated Presidential dollars for each president as the coins become available. The Mint will pay the standard shipping costs.
Will we Soon See Steel Cents Again? Also Steel Nickels?(5/19/08)
Legislation in Washington DC has been passed, approving the reduction of expense of minting pennies and nickels. Steel has ultimately been the metal chosen to mint these two denominations of coinage within the next two years. In fiscal year 2007 it cost nearly 2 cents to make one cent and 10 cents to make a nickel. This needlessly cost taxpayers $100 million last year alone.
Coins of India Republic(4/2/08) Here are examples of coins of the India Republic. I purchased these coins 28 years ago at M.A. Storck Inc. in Portland, ME. At that time I was collecting coins of India. Since then, I have branched out to collecting world, USA coins and paper, as well as rare and unusual medals. I have included photographs of some of the India coins from my collection.
Cuban 1897 Contribution Issue(2/29/08) The Junta Or Delegation of the Cuban Revolutionary Party established in New York City in 1892 decided to issue coins besides bonds and stamps. In 1897 the designs were created by Philip Martiny in conjunction with the Gorham Manufacturing Company. Because of the urgency the words “un peso” were replaced by “souvenir” as patents were being awaited.