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02 Apr 2018

Happy birthday, US Mint!

Coins-United States | CoinLady

Today is the 226th birthday of the US Mint. How many beautiful, and not so beautiful, coins have been minted since then? How many different denominations and design types?

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28 Mar 2017

How quaint

Coins-United States | CoinLady

The coinage of 1792 can be described, nicely, as "quaint." Some are surprisingly attractive, considering their age and the technology available. And some are not!

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15 Dec 2016

Mint missed an anniversary

Coins | CoinLady

2017 marks the 225th anniversary of the U.S. Mint. With all the restrikes of old designs, it's too bad the Mint didn't think of re-creating the coins of 1792. The quaint designs would look great, struck using modern technology. A set could have included a silver center cent, a Birch cent, a half disme, disme and the quarter. A replica of the Libertas Americana medal would be a nice addition. A booklet outlining the history of these coins would be enclosed, perhaps including latest auction prices. The holder for the set could resemble an antique board of some sort.

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