October 8th, 2009

Table of Contents: October 2009

The Eisenhower Dollar

Americans seldom used this curious coin, but they never scorned it either

by Ed Reiter

Pro and COIN: A Great Idea!

One collector believes that “America’s Beautiful National Parks Quarter Dollar Series Act of 2008” will celebrate our natural wonders

by Rita Laws, Ph.D.

Pro and COIN: Enough Already!

Another 11-year series of national parks and historic sites—with the option for a second 11-year series—is way too much

by Tom DeLorey

Benedetto Pistrucci: Modern “Old Master”

His 1817 design of St. George slaying the dragon is still on Britain’s gold coins in 2009

by David T. Alexander

Coin Capsule: 1817

The U.S. issued only two coins, but it was a year of some significant firsts and collectibles

by Jon Blackwell

The American Samoa Quarter

American Samoa is close to a paradise, but there’s more to the territory than beautiful national parks and beaches

by Ron Meyer

Meddling with Our Money

New designs and denominations seemed natural, but sometimes outside influences created significant changes to our change

by R.W. Julian

2009 . Issues . October