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Sep 25, 2009
America the Beautiful Quarters™


Beginning in 2010, the United States Mint will issue quarter-dollar coins featuring designs depicting national parks and other national sites in accordance with the "America's Beautiful National Parks Quarter Dollar Coin Act of 2008" (Act)(Public Law 110-456). Each year, you will see five new national site designs depicted on the reverse of the United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters issued in the order the selected site was first established as a national site. The new designs will be emblematic of a national park or other national site in each state, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories – the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. The familiar "restored" 1932 John Flanagan portrait of George Washington will be featured on the obverse of the quarters.

The Act requires the Secretary of the Treasury to select a national site to be honored with a coin in each of the 56 host jurisdictions. The Secretary approved the list of sites recommended by the United States Mint on August 25, 2009. Under the provisions of the site selection process, the Secretary officially consulted with the governor or other chief executive of each host jurisdiction and the Secretary of the Interior prior to final approval.
The design selection process and site and design selection criteria closely emulated the processes the United States Mint used to select designs for the 50 State Quarters® and 2009 District of Columbia and U.S. Territories Quarters Programs.

In January 2009, the United States Mint began working closely with representatives from each host jurisdiction to identify eligible national sites for depiction on the new quarters. Once sites were identified, United States Mint officials collaborated with officials from the Department of the Interior's National Park Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, as well as the Department of Agriculture's U.S. Forest Service, to determine a candidate site's eligibility and the dates on which the sites were first established by Congressional or executive action, creating, reserving or protecting the national site for its natural or historic significance.

Pursuant to Title II of the Act, "Bullion Investment Products," the United States Mint will also mint and make available for sale silver bullion quarter-dollar coins that are exact duplicates of each of the United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters. The bullion coins will be made of .999 fine silver, have a diameter of three inches and weigh five ounces. The fineness and weight will be edge-incused on the bullion coins. They will be issued under the United States Mint America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coin™ Program.

Program Background
  • The United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Program is a multi-year initiative to honor 56 national parks and other national sites in each state, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories—the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, U.S. Virgin Islands and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
  • Under this program, five new reverse designs will appear on the quarter-dollar each year beginning in 2010 and through 2021.
  • The coins will be issued in the order in which the featured site was first established as a national park or site.
  • The 2010 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters will be released in the following order:
    • Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas
    • Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
    • Yosemite National Park, California
    • Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
    • Mt. Hood National Forest, Oregon
  • This program immediately follows the 2009 District of Columbia and U.S. Territories Quarters Program.
  • The United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters are legal tender coinage, issued by the United States Mint and available in general circulation.
Design
  • The United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Program designs will be displayed on the reverse (tails) of the quarters, while the obverse (heads) will bear the familiar "restored" 1932 John Flanagan image of George Washington.
  • The designs will be developed through a consultative process involving the governor or other chief executive of each host jurisdiction, the U.S. Department of the Interior and U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, and will be selected after review by the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee.
  • The Secretary of the Treasury will approve all final designs.
Coin Specifications
  • Standard Weight = 5.670 g
  • Standard Diameter = 0.955 in (24.26 mm)
  • Thickness = 1.75 mm
  • Edge = Reeded
  • Composition = Cupro-Nickel Clad (8.33% Nickel, Balance Cu)
United States Mint America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coin™ Program

The United States Mint will also mint and make available for sale silver bullion quarter-dollar coins that are duplicates of the United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters.
  • The bullion coins will be made of .999 fine silver and have a diameter of three inches and weigh five ounces.
  • The fineness and weight will be edge-incused on the bullion coins.
May 15, 2009
World's Fair of Money Discount Coupons
Special




It's the Coin Show to Attend if You Can Only Go to One

The World's Fair of Money may be the most appropriately named coin show in America. It is the largest and best numismatic show in the world and features something for everyone, from novice and beginner collectors to sophisticated numismatists searching for rare coins, paper money, medals and tokens to complete their collections.
  • Free Admission for ANA members and children 12 and under
  • Non-member admission: $6 per day

$2 Off Admission Coupon

Location:
Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015

We will see you there at table #354

Mar 6, 2009
Westward Jouney Nickel Rolls on Sale
Special

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In 2004, the United States Mint introduced the first new nickel design since 1938. It was the first of four different coin designs to celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the Lewis & Clark Expedition's "Westward Journey."

When the U.S. Mint released the fourth and final coin in the series, most of the limited edition coins were released into circulation.

This is your chance to own a collection of the "Westward Journey" Nickel rolls in brilliant uncirculated condition.

Best of all you get rolls from both the Philadelphia and Denver Mints, the Special Mint Wrapped rolls sold only by the United States Mint.

These coins will never be made again, and they are almost impossible to find in circulation.

Order these before December 24th at the special low price of $6.95 per set. That is $2.00 less per set than the US Mint sold them for!


Jan 7, 2009
United States Mint 2009 District of Columbia & U.S. Territories Quarters Proof Set™ (Q09)
DC & Territories

The United States Mint 2009 District of Columbia and U.S. Territories Quarters Proof Set contains six new quarter-dollar coins honoring the District of Columbia and the five U.S. territories. Enjoy the unique character of the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands as portrayed on these beautiful works of art. These coins are a shining embodiment of the United States Mint's commitment to quality and excellence.

2009 Quarters Proof Set

United States Mint proof coins are extraordinarily brilliant, with sharp relief and a mirror-like background. Their frosted, sculpted foregrounds give them a special cameo effect. Proof blanks are specially treated, polished and cleaned to ensure high quality strikes. The blanks are then fed into presses fitted with specially polished dies and struck at least twice to ensure sharp relief. The coins are then packaged in a protective lens to showcase and maintain their exceptional finish.

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Sincerely,

Al & Laura

Dec 23, 2008
Exciting New US Mint Products in 2009!
The US Mint releases its 2009 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle along with new circulating cents and quarters.

2009 will be a busy year at the US Mint, with a variety of new issues to keep things exciting. From the 2009 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle to fantastic new circulating cents and quarters, there are options for both casual and advanced collectors. Here are some of the noteworthy programs scheduled for 2009.

1. A Numismatic Dream: 2009 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle Gold Coin

Double Eagle Double Eagle Reverse

The US Mint will produce a spectacular, pure gold $20 coin in 2009. This issue is based on Augustus Saint-Gaudens™ Ultra High Relief 1907 Double Eagle, but is a reduced size. It was inspired by a pattern coin (Judd-1779), two examples of which are in the Smithsonian Institution. Whereas those patterns were produced using two Eagle planchets stacked atop one another, the 2009 coin is struck on a single planchet of pure 24-karat gold. Four additional stars have been added on the rim to represent the current 50 states (there were only 46 states in 1907), and the inscription "In God We Trust" has been added to the reverse.

2. A Collectible for Everyone with Special Versions for Numismatists: 1909 Lincoln Bicentennial One Cent Program

Lincoln 1 Lincoln 2 Lincoln 3 Lincoln 4

While the 1909 Ultra High Relief will appeal to serious collectors, the US Mint will also produce four different one cent coins that will circulate and are available at face value. The 2009 cents celebrate the bicentennial of President Abraham Lincoln's birth and the centennial of the first issuance of the Lincoln cent. The four designs encapsulate different stages of Lincoln's life:
  • 1. Birth and early childhood in Kentucky (1809 - 1816)
  • 2. Formative years in Indiana (1816 - 1830)
  • 3. Professional life in Illinois (1830 - 1861)
  • 4. Presidency in Washington, DC (1861 - 1865)
The designs will be issued at approximately three-month intervals throughout 2009 and will be struck in large quantities to meet the demands of commerce. Additionally, the Mint has been authorized to produce examples for collectors with the exact metallic content as contained in 1909: 95% copper, 5% tin and zinc. Between proof and uncirculated versions, collectors will have lots of options.

3. Six More Fifty States Quarters: The District of Columbia and United States Territories

DC

The hugely popular State Quarters program will get six more quarter-dollar coins in 2009. Quarters for the District of Columbia and five United States Territories: the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the United States Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands will be issued in equal sequential intervals in 2009. Uncirculated and proof coins will be produced in both clad and 90 percent silver versions.

4. Celebrating America's Less Popular Presidents: Four More Presidential $1 Coins

Harrison Taylor Polk Taylor

The US Mint issues four Presidential $1 Coins per year and in 2009, William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, James K. Polk, and Zachary Taylor are being honored. The Statue of Liberty reverse design remains the same for all issues. New for 2009, the dollars feature larger, more dramatic artwork, "In God We Trust" on the obverse, and edge-incused inscriptions of the year of minting, "E Pluribus Unum," "In God We Trust" and the mintmark. The word "Liberty" does not appear on the presidential $1 coins, as it does on other circulating coins. The value of liberty is instead conveyed by the Statue of Liberty on the reverse.

5. Continuing the First Spouse $10 Gold Coin Program

The production of the First Spouse gold coins will continue in 2009 with the issuance of coins celebrating Anna Harrison, Letitia and Julia Tyler, Sarah Polk, and Margaret Taylor. Each of these has a unique reverse design featuring an image emblematic of the spouse's life and work. They contain 1 oz. of .9999 fine gold. With the reduced offerings of the Buffalo and American Eagle gold coins, these coins may become more relevant and popular in the marketplace.

6. A New Reverse for the Sacagawea Dollar: Native American $1 Coins

North American

Beginning in 2009 the US Mint will issue $1 coins featuring designs celebrating important contributions made by Indian tribes and individual Native Americans to the history of the United States. The obverse design continues the Sacagawea design first produced in 2000. The 2009 reverse depicts the theme of agriculture and features a Native American woman planting seeds in a field of corn, beans and squash.

7. A First, and an Old Favorite: 2009 Louis Braille Bicentennial Dollar and Abraham Lincoln Commemorative Silver Dollar.

The 2009 Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollar commemorates the 200th anniversary of the birth of Louis Braille, inventor of the Braille system which is still used by the blind to read and write. This coin represents the first time a US coin features readable Braille. The Abraham Lincoln dollar celebrates the bicentennial anniversary of Lincoln's birth with a portrait on the obverse. The reverse features an excerpt of Lincoln's famous speech at Gettysburg.
Dec 9, 2008
Holiday Sale on all products


To celebrating the Christmas season with our registered friends, we are having a store wide 5% off sale. Yes, all of our already low prices are slashed by an additional 5% at checkout.

ENTER THE CODE "DEC08" IN YOUR WEBSITE CHECKOUT AND RECEIVE A 5% DISCOUNT SPECIAL HOLIDAY PRICING ON ALL ITEMS IN OUR STORE!


HURRY, OFFER EXPIRES DECEMBER 31st AT MIDNIGHT!


Have a Safe and Happy Holiday!

Al & Laura


Nov 11, 2008
Presidential $1 Coin Honoring Martin Van Buren
2008 Presidential Dollars

Presidential $1 Coins struck in honor of Martin Van Buren are available for sale. Dubbed "The Red Fox of Kinderhook" for his red hair, political acumen and birthplace in New York, Martin Van Buren is the eighth President honored in the multi-year program. Produced at the United States Mint facilities in Denver and Philadelphia, the Presidential $1 Coins are intended for use in routine financial transactions.

The United States Mint will inaugurate this latest release in the Presidential $1 Coin Program at the Martin Van Buren National Historic Site in Kinderhook, New York, on Friday, December 5, which is Van Buren's birthday.

The obverse of the Martin Van Buren Presidential $1 Coin was designed by United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program Master Artist Joel Iskowitz and executed by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Phebe Hemphill. The reverse design, by Don Everhart, is a dramatic interpretation of the Statue of Liberty, portrayed on all the Presidential $1 Coins. Incused on the coin's edge are the inscriptions "2008," "E Pluribus Unum," "In God We Trust" and mint mark.

The Martin Van Buren Presidential $1 Coin will be available in singles for $2.00 and 25-coin rolls; Philadelphia for $32.95 and Denver for $29.95. Packaging for the rolls displays the mint of origin, year of release, and the monetary value of the contents.

Singles

Rolls

Sincerely,

Al & Laura
Arnold Coin Exchange
(661) 256-3042
Nov 5, 2008
Hawaii Quarter Signals the End of the Most Successful Coin Program in U.S. History
Hawaii Banner

The United States Mint closes the book on one of the most successful coin programs Hawaii Quarter in U.S. history on November 3, 2008, when the final commemorative quarter-dollar coin in the 50 State Quarters® Program, honoring Hawaii, is released into circulation.

The fifth and final quarter-dollar coin released in 2008 honors the State of Hawaii, and is the 50th and last coin in the United States Mint’s popular 50 State Quarters® Program. Hawaii, spelled "Hawai’i" in the Hawaiian language, is nicknamed "The Aloha State." It became the 50th state admitted to the Union on August 21, 1959. The release of this quarter signals the end of the ten-year 50 State Quarters Program.

The reverse of Hawaii’s quarter features Hawaiian monarch King Kamehameha I stretching his hand toward the eight major Hawaiian Islands. Inscriptions are the state motto "UA MAU KE EA O KA ‘ĀINA I KA PONO," ("The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness"), "Hawaii" and "1959."

King Kamehameha I is a revered figure in Hawaiian history. He unified the governance of the Hawaiian Islands into one kingdom in the early 1800s and navigated changes in Hawaii, while maintaining the native practices and traditional ways of island life. His "Law of the Splintered Paddle" guaranteed the protection of citizens from harm during war and became a landmark in humanitarian law. He is honored with a statue in the U.S. Capitol’s National Statuary Hall.

Order Singles                  Order Rolls

The United States Mint launched the multi-year 50 State Quarters Program in 1999. Approximately 147 million Americans collect the 50 State Quarters coins. In 2009, the United States Mint will launch a new coin program to honor the District of Columbia and the U.S. Territories, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

Sincerely,

Al & Laura
Arnold Coin Exchange
Oct 7, 2008
New 2009 Penny Designs

2009 Design

 
Authorized by Public Law 109-145, the four new designs celebrate the bicentennial of President Abraham Lincoln's birth, as well as the 100th anniversary of the production of the Lincoln cent (penny). The new designs will be issued in approximately three-month intervals throughout the year. The first redesigned penny, which will honor Lincoln's birth and early childhood, will be put into circulation on February 12, 2009.

"This is a momentous occasion in the history of our Nation's coinage because these designs represent the first change in the Lincoln cent in half a century," said Director Moy. "These coins are a tribute to one of our greatest Presidents whose legacy has had a lasting impact on our country. He believed all men were created equal, and his life was a model for accomplishing the American dream through honesty, integrity, loyalty, and a lifetime of education."

The four designs to be featured on the reverse of the Lincoln pennies represent four major aspects of President Lincoln's life: his birth and childhood in Kentucky, his formative years in Indiana, his professional life in Illinois, and his Presidency in Washington, D.C.

The obverse (heads side) of the one-cent coins will continue to bear Victor David Brenner's likeness of President Lincoln, introduced in 1909, and the motto "In God We Trust." At the end of the 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial One Cent Coin Program, the reverse of the penny will feature a design emblematic of President Lincoln's preservation of the United States of America as a single and united country.

A Lincoln commemorative silver dollar, authorized by Public Law 109-285, also will be released in 2009.

2009 will mark the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birth and the 100th anniversary of the Lincoln Cent. As part of the celebration, the US Mint will be issuing four different reverse designs to be used on the 2009 Lincoln Cent.

The Lincoln Cent design was first introduced in 1909 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Lincoln's birth. The coin's designer was Vincent D. Brenner. The obverse featured a bust of Lincoln, and the reverse featured a pair of Wheat Ears.

In 1959, to celebrate of the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's birth, the reverse design was changed. It took on its familiar depiction of the Lincoln Memorial designed by Frank Gasparro.

The design will be changed once again in 2009. The four different reverse designs will each represent a different stage of Lincoln's life.

Birth and Early Childhood Lincoln Cent Design

The first reverse design for the 2009 Lincoln Cent represents Abraham Lincoln's birth and early childhood in Kentucky. Chronologically, this would cover the years 1809 to 1816.

The log cabin is representative of his humble beginnings in Kentucky. The motto "E Pluribus Unum" and the words "United States of America" and "One Cent" are included. The date of Lincoln�s birth 1809 is also included.

The designer of the reverse is Richard Master and the sculptor is Jim Licaretz. The coin will enter circulation on February 12, 2009.

Lincoln Birth and Childhood


Formative Years Lincoln Cent Design

The second reverse design for the 2009 Lincoln Cent will represent Lincoln's formative years in Indiana. Chronologically, this would cover the years of his life from 1816 to 1830.

The reverse depicts a young Abraham Lincoln taking a break from rail splitting to read a book and educate himself. The motto "E Pluribus Unum" and the words "United States of America" and "One Cent" are included.

The designer and scultptor of the reverse is Charles Vickers. The coin should enter circulation around May 2009.

Formative Years


Professional Life Lincoln Cent Design

The third reverse design for 2009 Lincoln Cents will represent Lincoln's professional life in Illinois. Chronologically, this would cover the years of his life from 1830 to 1861.

The reverse depicts a young professional Abraham Lincoln standing before the Illinois State Capitol. The motto "E Pluribus Unum" and the words "United States of America" and "One Cent" are included.

The designer of the reverse is Joel Iskowitz and the sculptor is Don Everhart. The coin should enter circulation around August 2009.

Professional Life
 
 
Presidency Lincoln Cent Design

The fourth and final reverse design for the 2009 Lincoln Cent represents Lincoln's Presidency in Washington, D.C. Chronologically, this covers the years of his life from 1861-1865.

The reverse depicts the United States Capitol Dome which is half completed. The motto "E Pluribus Unum" and the words "United States of America" and "One Cent" are included.

The designer of the reverse is Susan Gamble and the sculptor is Joseph Menna. The coin should enter circulation around November 2009.

Presidency
Aug 26, 2008
2008 United States Mint Silver Proof Set (V80)
The 2008 United States Mint Silver Proof Set contains 14 coins, each bearing the "S"  mint mark of the United States Mint at San Francisco. 2008 Silver Proof SetIncluded in this set are four Presidential $1 Coins honoring past Presidents of the United States: James Monroe, John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren; the final five quarters from the 50 State Quarters® Program: Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona, Alaska and Hawaii; and the Lincoln cent, Jefferson nickel, Roosevelt dime, Kennedy half-dollar, and Golden Dollar featuring Sacagawea. Distinguishing this collection are the dime, half-dollar and five state quarters, all of which are produced in lustrous 90% silver.

United States proof coins are extraordinarily brilliant, with sharp relief and a mirror-like background. Their frosted, sculpted foregrounds give them a special cameo effect. Proof blanks are specially treated, polished and cleaned to ensure high quality strikes. The blanks are then fed into presses fitted with hand-polished dies and struck at least twice to ensure sharp relief. The coins are then packaged in presentation cases to showcase and maintain their exceptional finish.


Order your 2008 Silver Proof Set today.
Aug 25, 2008
Singles and Rolls of Alaska Quarter-Dollars Available
Alaska

The fourth quarter released by the United States Mint in 2008 commemorates the State of Alaska. It is the 49th coin to be issued in the Mint’s 50 State Quarters® Program. On January 3, 1959, Alaska became the 49th state to be admitted into the Union. The reverse of the Alaska quarter features a grizzly bear emerging from the waters clutching Alaska Quartera salmon in its jaw. The coin's design includes the North Star displayed above the inscription "The Great Land" and the inscriptions "Alaska" and "1959."

The grizzly bear and salmon symbolize Alaska's natural beauty and abundant wildlife, with the bear representing strength and the salmon representing the nutrition that provides for this strength. The grizzly flourishes in Alaska and can be observed in places such as Denali and Katmai National Parks, Kodiak Island and Admiralty Island. More than 98 percent of the United States' grizzly population is found in Alaska.

The word Alaska comes from the Aleutian word "Alyeska," meaning "The Great Land." Populated by Indians, Eskimos, and Aleuts for centuries, Alaska was not explored by Europeans until 1741. Russia established a colony in Alaska to protect its lucrative fur-trading interests, but sold Alaska to the United States in 1867 for $7.2 million, or two cents per acre, when it could no longer afford to maintain the colony. Although the purchase was derided by many in the United States at the time, its worth became apparent following late 19th century gold rushes and the discovery of oil in the mid-20th century.

The 11-member Alaska Commemorative Coin Commission, appointed by former Governor Frank Murkowski, invited Alaskans to submit design ideas for the Alaska quarter. From the 850-plus submissions, four concepts were forwarded to the United States Mint for consideration. These concepts were developed into design candidates by the United States Mint's Sculptor-Engravers and artists in its Artistic Infusion Program. On April 26, 2007, Governor Sarah Palin announced her selection of the grizzly bear and salmon design following a statewide comment period.

The Department of the Treasury approved the design on May 25, 2007. The other designs considered include "Polar Bear," featuring a polar bear with the inscription "Land of the Midnight Sun;" "Dog Musher with Denali (Mt. McKinley)," featuring a dog musher, Denali, and the Big Dipper; and "Gold Panner with Denali," depicting a gold panner with Denali in the background.
 
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Aug 15, 2008
Andrew Jackson Presidential $1 Coin - Seventh President, 1829-1837
2008 Presidential Dollar
 
On August 14, 2008, the United States Mint will release a Presidential $1 Coin honoring Andrew Jackson, our Nation's seventh commander-in-chief. It is the seventh coin issued in the United States Mint's Presidential $1 Coin Program.
 
A citizen of Tennessee, Andrew Jackson was the first president elected from west of the Appalachian Mountains. As a boy, he fought in the Revolutionary War. Jackson gained national prominence as a hero of the War of 1812, and was nicknamed "Old Hickory" for his firm discipline as commander of his troops.
 
As president, Jackson worked to strengthen the executive branch and vetoed more bills than the six prior presidents combined. His renomination to a second term marked the first use of a national nominating convention to select a party's candidate instead of a congressional caucus.
 
A strong proponent of federal supremacy over states' rights, he took a forceful stance against the state of South Carolina's attempt to nullify a federal tariff, declaring "Our federal Union: it must be preserved."
 
President Jackson authorized three southern branches of the United States Mint in 1835  New Orleans, Charlotte, and Dahlonega.
 
The obverse of this latest coin in the Presidential $1 Coin Program was designed by United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program Master Artist Joel Iskowitz and executed by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Jim Licaretz. The design features a rendition of "Old Hickory"- a nickname Andrew Jackson acquired during his service in the War of 1812. The reverse design, by Don Everhart, is a dramatic interpretation of the Statue of Liberty, which is portrayed on all the Presidential $1 Coins.
 
Incused on the coin's edge are the inscriptions "2008," "E Pluribus Unum," "In God We Trust" and the mint of origin.
 
Jun 20, 2008
2008 United States Mint Proof Set Available June 24
The 2008 United States Mint Proof Set available.
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2008 Proof Set The 2008 United States Mint Proof Set includes four Presidential $1 Coins honoring James Monroe, John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren and the final five quarters of the 50 State Quarters Program honoring Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona, Alaska and Hawaii. The Lincoln cent, the Jefferson 5-cent coin (nickel), the Roosevelt dime, the Kennedy half-dollar, and the Golden Dollar featuring Sacagawea also are included.
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The United States Mint Proof Set-manufactured at the United States Mint at San Francisco using specially prepared, highly polished dies-contains extraordinarily brilliant coins, with sharp relief and a mirror-like background. A frosted, sculpted foreground gives these coins a special cameo effect. The coins are sealed in three presentation cases that are housed in a custom "sleeve." A Certificate of Authenticity is included with each set.
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Jun 20, 2008
Arizona Statehood Quater Released
Arizona State Quarter

The Arizona Quarter

The third commemorative quarter-dollar coin released in 2008 honors Arizona, and is the 48th coin in the United States Mint's 50 State Quartersâ„¢ Program. Arizona was admitted into the Union on February 14, 1912, becoming our Nation's 48th state, and the last in the continental United States.

The Arizona quarter features an image of the Grand Canyon with a Saguaro cactus in the foreground. A banner reading "Grand Canyon State" separates the two images to signify that the Saguaro cactus does not grow in the Grand Canyon. The coin also bears the inscriptions "Arizona" and "1912."

One of the seven natural wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon covers more than 1.2 million acres in northwestern Arizona. The Canyon, sculpted by the mighty Colorado River, is 6,000 feet deep at its deepest point and 18 miles at its widest. It is home to numerous rare and threatened plant and animal species. The Grand Canyon joined the National Park system in 1919 and is visited by more than four million tourists a year.

The Arizona Quarter Commission, appointed by Governor Janet Napolitano, solicited design suggestions from across the State. The Commission narrowed down more than 4,200 ideas to five narratives, which were sent to the United States Mint for consideration. The final artistic renderings, developed by Sculptor-Engravers of the United States Mint and artists in the United States Mint's Artistic Infusion Program, were then proposed to Arizona, and a statewide online vote was conducted. On May 1, 2007, Governor Napolitano announced her recommendation of the "Grand Canyon with Saguaro Cactus" design, based on the results of the online poll.

The Department of the Treasury approved the design on May 25, 2007. The other design concepts considered during the final selection process were "Grand Canyon," featuring an overview of the Grand Canyon; "Grand Canyon with Saguaro Cacti," featuring the Saguaro cactus as the central design with the Grand Canyon in the background; "Powell's Grand Canyon Expedition," depicting the John Wesley Powell expedition in a boat going through rapids; and "Navajo Code Talkers," depicting two Navajo Code Talkers using World War II field communication equipment.

These are now available in singles or rolls!

Jun 17, 2008
Native American $1 Coins
2009 Sacagawea Dollar

Native American $1 Coins

"To require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint and issue coins in commemoration of Native Americans and the important contributions made by Indian tribes and individual Native Americans to the development of the United States and the history of the United States, and for other purposes." Public Law 110-82

Beginning in 2009, the United States Mint will mint and issue $1 coins featuring designs celebrating the important contributions made by Indian tribes and individual Native Americans to the development of the United States and the history of the United States. The obverse design each year will remain the central figure of the "Sacagawea" design first produced in 2000, and contain the inscription "Liberty." The reverse design will change each year to celebrate an important contribution of Indian tribes or individual Native Americans and contain the inscriptions "$1" and "United States of America." Like the Presidential $1 Coins, the Native American $1 Coins will maintain their distinctive edge, golden color and feature edge-lettering of the year, mint mark, "E Pluribus Unum" and "In God We Trust."

Until the conclusion of the Presidential $1 Coin Program, the coins will be issued, to the Sacagawea profilemaximum extent practicable, in chronological order of the events or persons being featured on the reverse design. In general, five distinct $1 coins will be issued each year -- four Presidential $1 Coins and one Native American $1 Coin. After the completion of the Presidential $1 Coin Program, the Native American $1 Coin Program will continue, featuring designs in any order determined to be appropriate by the Secretary, after consultation with the Committee on Indian Affairs of the Senate, the Congressional Native American Caucus of the House of Representatives, and the National Congress of American Indians.

The United States Mint will prepare a timeline of events and personal contributions of Native Americans for the program until at least 2016. This timeline will be used to create candidate designs for consideration. At various stages in the evaluation process, the United States Mint will consult with the Committee on Indian Affairs of the Senate, the Congressional Native American Caucus of the House of Representatives, the Commission of Fine Arts, the National Congress of American Indians and the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee. The Secretary of the Treasury will make the final selection of designs to be minted and issued.

The United States Mint will continue to produce Presidential $1 Coins and Native American $1 Coins so that the total quantity of $1 coins minted and issued for circulation is sufficient to meet the needs of the Nation. The law requires that at least 20 percent of all such $1 coins minted and issued in any year be Native American $1 Coins.

Jun 17, 2008
United States Mint to Produce New Quarters in 2009 to Honor District of Columbia and U.S. Territories
2009 Quarters
 
The District of Columbia and United States Territories Quarter Program

In 2009, the United States Mint will mint and issue six quarter-dollar coins in honor of the District of Columbia and the five United States Territories: the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the United States Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. These coins will be issued in equal sequential intervals in 2009 in the order listed.

The image of George Washington as seen on the obverse of the 50 State Quartersâ„¢ coins will remain unchanged. The reverse of each quarter will be distinctly different with images emblematic of the District of Columbia and each of the United States Territories.

Public Law requires the Secretary of the Treasury to approve each reverse design after consulting with the Chief Executive of the District of Columbia or the territory being honored and the Commission of Fine Arts, and after review by the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee. The Design Evaluation and Selection Process provides details on the steps the Secretary and the United States Mint will take to develop and approve the reverse designs in this 2009 series.

These coins will be issued for circulation in quantities to meet the needs of the United States both for commerce and for collectors. In addition, the Secretary has the authority to mint and issue uncirculated and proof coins, as well as a 90 percent silver version of each coin. These numismatic versions will be included in the United States Mint's annual product offerings.

Program Background
  • The District of Columbia and United States Territories Quarter Program is a one-year initiative to honor the District of Columbia and the five United States Territories.
  • Under this program, the reverse design of the quarter-dollar will change six times in 2009.
  • The coins will be issued in equal sequential intervals for that one year.
  • The quarter-dollars will be released in the following order
    • The District of Columbia
    • The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
    • Guam
    • American Samoa
    • The United States Virgin Islands
    • The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
  • This program immediately follows the 50 State Quartersâ„¢ Program, which ends in 2008.
  • The District of Columbia and United States Territories quarter-dollars will be legal tender coinage, issued by the United States Mint, and will be available in circulation.

Design

  • The District of Columbia and the United States Territories designs will be displayed on the reverse (tails) of the quarters, while the obverse (heads) of the quarters will continue to bear the familiar image of George Washington.
  • The designs will be developed through a consultative process involving the Chief Executive of the District of Columbia and each territory, the Commission of Fine Arts, and will be selected after review by the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee.
  • The Secretary of the Treasury selects all final designs.

Coin Specifications

  • Standard Weight = 5.670g
  • Standard Diameter = 0.955 in (24.26mm)
  • Thickness = 1.75 mm
  • Edge = Reeded
  • Composition = Cupro-Nickel Clad (8.33% Nickel, Balance Cu)
May 12, 2008
A Penny Redesign--Coming in 2009!
Lincoln One Cent
 
In 2009, the United States Mint will mint and issue four different one-cent coins in recognition of the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth and the 100th anniversary of the production of the Lincoln cent.
 
While the obverse will continue to bear the likeness of President Lincoln currently on the penny, the reverse will change to bear four different designs, each representing a different aspect of the life of Abraham Lincoln. The themes for the reverse designs represent the four major aspects of Abraham Lincoln's life, as outlined in Public Law 109-145.
  • Lincoln's Birth in Kentucky (1809-1816)
  • Formative Years in Indiana (1816-1830)
  • Professional Life in Illinois (1830-1861)
  • Presidency in Washington, DC (1861-1865)
A new design will be issued approximately every 3 months in 2009. The designs for the coins will be chosen by the Secretary of the Treasury after consultation with the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission and the Commission of Fine Arts, and after review by the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee.
 
Reverse inscriptions will continue to include "United States of America," "E Pluribus Unum," and "One Cent." The 2009 Abraham Lincoln one-cent coins will maintain the same metal content (2.5% Copper, Balance Zinc) and other specifications as the current penny.
 
These coins will be issued for circulation in quantities to meet the needs of the United States--both for commerce and for collectors. In addition, the Secretary of the Treasury has the authority to mint and issue numismatic one-cent coins in 2009 with the exact metallic content as contained in the 1909 one-cent coin (95% Copper, 5% Tin and Zinc). These numismatic versions will be included in the United States Mint's annual product offerings.
 
At the conclusion of the 2009 Lincoln One-cent Redesign Program, the 2010 (and beyond) one-cent coin will feature a reverse design that will be emblematic of President Lincoln's preservation of the United States of America as a single and united country.


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