19 Feb 2020

A Most Remarkable Woman

National Coin Week | Mokester

80 years ago you might have had a Washington Quarter, Mercury Dime and Buffalo Nickel in your pants pocket. 80 Years ago, purchasing a home would have set you back about $4000, a loaf of bread 10 Cents and a new car about $850. 80 Years ago we, here in the United States, were following the news of Great Britain and its air battle with the German Luftwaffe. 80 Years ago tensions were rising in the Pacific as the United States watched Japan’s attempt to conquer our Chinese allies. 80 Years ago, Hattie McDaniel broke the color barrier in Hollywood and won the first Oscar given to an African-American by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for her supporting role in the classic movie Gone With The Wind.

17 Feb 2020

National Coin Week, April 19-25

National Coin Week | Andy Dickes

Dear ANA members,National Coin Week is April 19-25. This year's theme is "Remarkable Women: Catalysts of Change," celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and the vital contributions of women in numismatics and society.

05 Aug 2019

NCW coin design submission: a plant formula to end world hunger

National Coin Week | Andy Dickes

A submission from Young Numismatist Adam Ostrander, who imagines a plant formula that combats poverty and world hunger

18 Jul 2019

NCW coin design submission: Finding A Cure

National Coin Week | Andy Dickes

Here's a nice coin design submission from Young Numismatist Luke Daniel, who envisions finally discovering a cure for cancer.

16 Jul 2019

2019 National Coin Week design contest

National Coin Week | Andy Dickes

July 20 marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing. 2019 National Week honored this achievement by focusing on discovery and invention, and received some great responses to a design contest for a U.S. commemorative coin from 50 years from now in 2069.Here's an interesting submission from ANA member John Johnson about a silver dollar commemorating the first contact with an alien civilization:US Mint Press Release:25th Anniversary of the First Contact with an Alien Civilization Silver Dollar ProgramOn July 1st 2044, the radio telescope at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico picked up the first identifiable signal from an alien civilization. Dr. Hana Johnson, University of Central Florida, and lead astronomer at the Arecibo site, recalls that day during a recent interview with Nasa News Reporter, Emory Blaidsdeall. "It was about 4:30 AM when one of our grad students, Rebekah Craft, rang me up and told me a very unusual broadcast was coming from the vicinity of Alpha Centauri. I threw on some clothes and drove quickly to the telescope site."Upon arrival, I noted that an obvious mathematical proof was being broadcast continuously along with other signals clearly coming from an intelligent species. Over the next few months, we were able to decipher additional mathematical proofs and we were able to send our own signal back. The search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) has now turned into Contact with Extraterrestrial Intelligence (CETI) and our ability to understand our Alpha Centauri friends continues to grow."The US Mint and CETI are proud to introduce the Silver Anniversary of Extraterrestrial Contact with a stunning new Commemorative Dollar. The Obverse of the Dollar shows the Arecibo Dish with signals arriving from distant Alpha Centauri, the dual date 2044-2069, Liberty, and In God We Trust. The Reverse of the First Contact Dollar shows the control room of the Arecibo site with Dr. Johnson sitting at a terminal listening intently to the sounds of first contact.

24 May 2019

National Coin Week Design Contest, Grand Prize Winner

National Coin Week | Andy Dickes

Congratulations to Young Numismatist Jeremy Sheng, who won the grand prize in the 2019 National Coin Week design contest. Here is his winning submission:

28 Apr 2019

slight description of my entry

National Coin Week | A.J.

i cant show my coin because i have sent it in already. but i can give a brief description.My coin is commemorating the 50th anniversary of the first picture of a black hole.(This actually happend, as you might know)The obverse shows the photo, with IN GOD WE TRUST, E PLUBUS ULUM, and 2019-2069.The reverse shows the Earth, with satellite dishes from around the world collecting data for the photo, sending them to a point where it was constructed in Florida, with UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, HALF DOLLAR/ONE DOLLAR/FIVE DOLLARS, and LIBERTY.It is curved, where the obverse is concave, and the reverse is convex.the half dollar is clad, the dollar is .999 fine silver, and the 5 dollar coin in .999 fine gold.

28 Apr 2019

**Lucky Lotto Ticket?**

National Coin Week | Kepi

National Coin Week is a wonderful event for the Numismatic Community as well as all those potential folks that might find the goodies we have all "thrown" out there in circulation. One of the things I contributed is this Series 1935 E Silver Certificate One Dollar Bill. This was really exciting to me as I live in a smaller town and wondered where should I "spend" this little beauty? I decided on an old local mini-mart near my home. Now what to buy??? What could I purchase for a buck... perhaps a lucky lotto ticket!!! So I did. I passed my silver certificate right across the counter to the cashier who to my surprise finished the transaction without so much as a second look to my dollar! I'm thinking "Dude! What's the matter with you!" It's really wild how alot of people don't really look at our money. Now back to that lotto ticket... Lucky? We have yet to see! Hope you enjoyed my blog! Comments are always welcomed.


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