U.S. Coin Articles

  1. A Brief History of the American Cent

    A Brief History of the American Cent
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  2. The West Point Mint: A Giant of American Coinage

    The West Point Mint: A Giant of American Coinage
    The West Point Mint was built during the Great Depression in 1937 and opened its doors as the West Point Bullion Depository the following year. It was nicknamed “The Fort Knox of Silver” because it was built to store silver. The mint has a fascinating history, including half a century prior to its designation as an official US Mint. To ...
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  3. National Coin Week: An ANA Tradition

    National Coin Week: An ANA Tradition
    The American Numismatic Association’s (ANA’s) National Coin Week dates back nearly 100 years to 1924. Each year, a new theme provides a fresh opportunity for collectors to celebrate their favorite pastime and explore the history, present, and future of numismatics. The consistency of the ANA in promoting the event, which has run throug ...
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  4. U.S. Mint to Issue West Point Mint Mark Quarters for First Time

    U.S. Mint to Issue West Point Mint Mark Quarters for First Time
    On April 2, 2019, the U.S. Mint announced that for the first tim ...
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  5. Numismatic Legislation in the 116th Congress

    Numismatic Legislation in the 116th Congress
    Most collectors are aware that U.S. Mint commemorative coin programs, which have been limited to two per year since 1998, are created through legislation that originates with members of the U.S. Congress and attempts to make its way through the legislative process. However, the U.S. Congress also periodically enacts various legislative ...
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  6. The Female Form as Allegorical Representations of Liberty on Coinage

    The Female Form as Allegorical Representations of Liberty on Coinage
    Images of the female form began appearing on coinage millennia ago and this tradition continues to be exceedingly important in Numismatics today. Ancient Greek coins featured the image of the Goddess of Wisdom, Athena, as well as other hisotrical women and Goddesses. Roman coins also featured female deities like Libertas, the Goddess o ...
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  7. U.S. Mint to Issue 2019-W Lincoln Cents as Bonus to Set Collectors!

    U.S. Mint to Issue 2019-W Lincoln Cents as Bonus to Set Collectors!
    To mark the 110th anniversary of the perennially-popular Lincoln cent, the U.S. Mint is issuing the first ...
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  8. 2019 American Legion Centennial Coins Debut March 14

    2019 American Legion Centennial Coins Debut March 14
    On March 14 the U.S. Mint will launch its second and final commemorative coin program of 2019, which celebrates the 100th anniversary of the founding of the American Legion and the ...
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  9. U.S. Presidents and Numismatics

    U.S. Presidents and Numismatics
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  10. Everything You Need to Know About Platinum

    Everything You Need to Know About Platinum
    Platinum is one of the rarest, purist and most precious metals. It is part of what is known as the platinum group, referring to elements arranged together on the periodic table, which includes indium, osmium, palladium, platinum, rhodiu ...
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