• Jul 7 2008
    • 7 Jul 2008

    Makeover for Sacagawea Dollar – 2009 Heralds New Reverse

    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.

    • Jul 1 2008
    • 1 Jul 2008

    Mint Offers Presidential Dollars at Face Value

    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.

    • Jul 1 2008
    • 1 Jul 2008

    Thorny Errors on Arizona State Quarter. Check your Arizona quarters for collectible errors.

    Easily visible die chips were found on recently released Arizona state quarters. Error coin specialists consider die chips a minor form of die stage; however, they are still collectible but rarely have significant value. The most significant error so far is a curved metal protrusion extending onto the 2008 date on the coin’s reverse.

    • May 19 2008
    • 19 May 2008

    Will we Soon See Steel Cents Again? Also Steel Nickels?

    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.

    • Apr 13 2008
    • 13 Apr 2008

    1954 Cheerios Confederate Money Examples Album

    During the early 1950s, the Civil War theme became very trendy in America, largely with pre-teens and early teens. Consequently, Cheerios offered this Confederate money […]

    • Apr 2 2008
    • 2 Apr 2008

    Coins of India Republic

    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.

    • Feb 29 2008
    • 29 Feb 2008

    Cuban 1897 Contribution Issue

    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.