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.
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The United States Mint makes everyday coins, special coins and medals to help us remember these heroes. The names of some of those coins are hidden in the grid. Some names have been abbreviated due to space limitations. Find and circle or highlight them, then send your completed puzzle to May Quiz, COINage magazine, 3585 Maple […]
“Two cents’ worth” is a phrase with serious negative connotations for the U.S. Mint these days. I don’t mean the “two cents’ worth” in the title of this column—though I’ve given enough grief to the Mint through the years to wear out any welcome I ever had. Read Senior Editor Ed Reiter’s entire column.
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 […]
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.
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.
Reports of the demise of “mini-dollar” coins appear to have been premature. Fifty weeks after the Obama Administration administered last rites to the Presidential $1 Coin program, a hearing in the House of Representatives served notice that in supporters’ eyes, the series might yet be revived as circulating coinage. Continue reading here.
COINage has received several recent press releases regarding the national parks quarters, the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program, as it’s officially called. The fact that we’ve seen so many quarter-related headlines begged the question in-house: Are you or someone you know collecting the America the Beautiful quarters? And, just for kicks, we took it outside […]