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