The bald eagle was on the brink of extinction just 35 years ago. Answer the questions, then send your completed quiz to June Quiz, COINage magazine, 3585 Maple Street, Suite 232, Ventura, CA 93003.
“Freedom” – The Fall of the Berlin Wall June 25, 2014 will mark a significant milestone in global history, as it was 25 years ago that the Berlin Wall began to crumble. The Austrian Mint is celebrating this momentous event with a silver coin that is scheduled to be issued on that day. Mint engraver […]
The Austrian Mint in Vienna will issue on May 7 the fifth silver coin in its charming series “Austria by its Children,” also known as “Austria, Piece by Piece.” Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, of course, instantly comes to mind when one thinks of Salzburg, and indeed such was the case for young artist Melisa Bejic, the […]
Braille Coins Braille would be 205 now, and while he would be proud of his invention, he would probably be a little embarrassed by all the fuss. Other countries have issued their own Braille coins, too. Mail your completed quiz to February Quiz, COINage magazine, P.O. Box 7030, Ventura, CA 93006-9899. Five winners will be drawn […]
On October 16, the Austrian Mint will issue the fourth silver coin in its series, “Austria, by its Children.” The new coin features the area located the furthest west in Austria, the Province of Voralberg. The charming naïve depiction of Voralberg on the reverse of the coin is by 9-year-old, Alissa De Mori who lives […]
Early this year, I suggested in this column that a one-time commemorative coin–perhaps a silver dollar–be issued to mark the 5oth anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s shocking assassination. This, I said, would be a way to channel the grief still felt keenly by read the rest of Senior Editor Ed Reiter’s column here.
by Amy Drew Thompson In March, the Girl Scouts of the USA Centennial Silver Dollar became the first-ever commemorative to acknowledge a girls’ organization. Will it become a classic? Only time will tell, but to scouts, to girls and women across the nation, the message is, “You make a difference.” Read the entire story here.
[VIENNA, AUSTRIA] – The Austrian Mint will issue a coin celebrating water, in honor of the UNESCO Year of Water Cooperation 2013. The reverse of the coin, created by the mint’s chief engraver Thomas Pesendorfer, focuses on life on a small pond and stream, with water gently falling over a little step into a pool […]