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“Austria by Its Children” Series Continues
Monday, April 7th, 2014 by

“Austria by Its Children” Series Continues

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 […]

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February’s Coinage Kids
Friday, January 31st, 2014 by

February’s Coinage Kids

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 […]

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Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 by

New from the Austrian Mint

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 […]

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Tuesday, September 10th, 2013 by

Coinage Kids: Ships, Ahoy!

This month’s quiz features coins with ships on them. Match the correct obverse (lettered side) with its reverse (numbered side).

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My Two Cents’ Worth: Is Special JFK Coinage in Store?
Friday, August 2nd, 2013 by

My Two Cents’ Worth: Is Special JFK Coinage in Store?

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.

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Wednesday, July 10th, 2013 by

Opportunity Knocks

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.

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Friday, July 5th, 2013 by

In the July 2013 Issue …

  July 2013 Table of Contents

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Thursday, May 9th, 2013 by

“Land of Water” from the Austrian Mint

[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 […]

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My Two Cents’ Worth: Why Not a JFK Commemorative?
Monday, March 4th, 2013 by

My Two Cents’ Worth: Why Not a JFK Commemorative?

This year marks a major anniversary for one of the most shocking events in U.S. history. It was 50 years ago, on Nov. 22, 1963, that President John F. Kennedy was shot and killed while riding in a motorcade in Dallas. Continue reading Ed Reiter’s column here.

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Tuesday, February 5th, 2013 by

High “Expectation” for Second Klimt Coin

The Austrian Mint will issue the second coin in its five-gold-coin series celebrating Gustav Klimt, a key painter of the art nouveau period whose art is recognized and admired around the world. The obverse features the “Tree of Life” from the Stoclet frieze, is framed by a square of the artist’s canvas, and was conceptualized […]

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