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My Two Cents’ Worth: Heads You Lose, Tails You Lose
Sunday, September 29th, 2013 by

My Two Cents’ Worth: Heads You Lose, Tails You Lose

Two heads are better than one, so they say—but two heads plus two tails might turn out to be a case of subtraction by addition. That’s what I fear would happen if Congress adopted the ill-conceived and clumsily named American Liberty Coinage Program and Deficit Reduction Act recently introduced by a Kentucky congressman named Garland “Andy” Barr. Read […]

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Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011 by

50 State Quarters Featured on PBS TV

Garrett Burke, the concept designer of the California State Quarter, recently discussed the popular state quarters program on a PBS program. View the program in its entirety here. Garrett Burke on his YouTube channel

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Friday, September 23rd, 2011 by

Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee Meeting

The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) is scheduled to hold a public meeting at 9:00 a.m. (ET) on Tuesday, September 27, 2011, at United States Mint Headquarters, 801 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20220. Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee Meets September 27

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Friday, August 6th, 2010 by

Bad Performance Reviews

MY TWO CENTS’ WORTH: BAD PERFORMANCE REVIEWS By Ed Reiter For years, I have been lamenting the dull, dreary–sometimes deplorable–coin designs emanating from the U.S. Mint. The result has been a huge collective yawn, followed by a murky stream of more insipid “artwork.” Recently, however, my futile cry in the wilderness has been echoed by […]

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Friday, July 9th, 2010 by

Process vs. Results

Sometimes a story analyzes a situation so thoroughly–and concisely, I may add–that there is little more to say. Tim Shuck recently wrote on CoinLink about the new subcommittee of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee. The CCAC hopes that the Subcommittee on Coin Design Excellence will help the group accomplish its mission of improving the designs […]

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