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My Two Cents’ Worth: Uncle Sam’s Art Disease

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014 by
My Two Cents’ Worth: Uncle Sam’s Art Disease

From all indications, the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) is an earnest, well-meaning panel that does its best to steer U.S. coinage art in a positive direction. … Why, then, have so many new coins issued in the decade since the CCAC’s founding read the rest of Ed Reiter’s column here.

. . . 2014 . Blog . Coinage design . Issues . June . My Two Cents

“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 […]

. . . . Blog . Coin collecting . Commemoratives . Gold and silver

My Two Cents’ Worth: Heads You Lose, Tails You Lose

Sunday, September 29th, 2013 by
My Two Cents’ Worth: Heads You Lose, Tails You Lose

Two heads are better than one, so they say—but two heads plus two tails might turn out to be a case of subtraction by addition. That’s what I fear would happen if Congress adopted the ill-conceived and clumsily named American Liberty Coinage Program and Deficit Reduction Act recently introduced by a Kentucky congressman named Garland “Andy” Barr. Read […]

. 2013 . Articles . Blog . Coinage design . Issues . My Two Cents . October

The Fading of American Beauties

Monday, May 21st, 2012 by

What it constitutes may vary in the eye of the beholder, but many in the collecting community lament what they perceive as a decline in artistry on U.S. coinage. Why has it faltered? Can America ever resurrect the glorious art of the Teddy Roosevelt era, or produce innovative new designs? Read the entire story here Fading […]

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Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee Seeks New Member

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011 by

WASHINGTON – The United States Mint is accepting applications to the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) for a new member who is specially qualified in numismatics. Time’s running out, though: The application deadline is April 8, 2011. The Mint will review all applications and forward recommendations to the Secretary of the Treasury for consideration and […]

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Bad Performance Reviews

Friday, August 6th, 2010 by

MY TWO CENTS’ WORTH: BAD PERFORMANCE REVIEWS By Ed Reiter For years, I have been lamenting the dull, dreary–sometimes deplorable–coin designs emanating from the U.S. Mint. The result has been a huge collective yawn, followed by a murky stream of more insipid “artwork.” Recently, however, my futile cry in the wilderness has been echoed by […]

. 2010 . August . Coinage design . My Two Cents

Process vs. Results

Friday, July 9th, 2010 by

Sometimes a story analyzes a situation so thoroughly–and concisely, I may add–that there is little more to say. Tim Shuck recently wrote on CoinLink about the new subcommittee of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee. The CCAC hopes that the Subcommittee on Coin Design Excellence will help the group accomplish its mission of improving the designs […]

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