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.
Next year is the 75th anniversary of Cooperstown’s pride and joy—an occasion at least as important as the 100th anniversary of the Lions Clubs International, for which Congress has seen fit to authorize a special silver dollar in 2017. Read Senior Editor Ed Reiter’s entire column here.
Here are the answers to July’s quiz about Independence Day and symbols on our coins. 1. The reverse of this classic commemorative bears an accurate likeness of the Liberty Bell. 1926 Sesquicentennial of American Independence 2. The portrait of the president on this coin faces right and takes up more than half of the design […]
America’s 10 Most Wanted Coins With 2009 marking the 100th anniversary of the Lincoln cent, it seems appropriate that we devote this list to the 10 “most wanted” in the series by Ed Reiter Ten Great Coin Collections Two kings, one diplomat and a handful of prominent businessmen built some of the world’s most impressive […]
And what is so rare as a day in June? Well, by a process of elimination, I can think of a few things that are not as rare as a day in June—and, for that matter, aren’t rare at all. The 2009 “log cabin” Lincoln cent, for starters. The 2009 Puerto Rico territorial quarter. The […]