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The official announcement is in… V.I. Beauty wins the commemorative quarter design contest. It’s been selected by residents and Governor. John P. deJongh, Jr. to represent the Virgin Islands. Public voting for three designs ended Friday, June 13. “V.I. Beauty” received 6,882 votes. The “First in Freedom” and “Three Queens” designs garnered 4,553 and 1,887 […]

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Collectors will first see the 2009 Ultra-High-Relief Saint-Gaudens $20 gold coin July 30 at ANA’s World’s Fair of Money® in Baltimore. The United States Mint announced today that Mint Director Ed Moy will reveal the coin, which is a modern version of the 1907 Augustus Saint-Gaudens $20 Double Eagle — often described as the most […]

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The United States Mint announced today that Mint Director Ed Moy will unveil the commemorative 2009 Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollar coin design in Dallas, TX on Wednesday morning, July 2, 2008. The ceremony at AT&T Plaza at the American Airlines Center in Dallas will open the National Federation of the Blind’s 2008 National Convention, […]

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Today, many citizens and conservation organizations across the country are celebrating both past and future efforts to restore and recover the American bald eagle, after the U.S. Senate declared June 20th "American Eagle Day" by unanimous consent. The American Eagle Day resolution (S. Res. 583) was introduced in the U.S. Senate on June 5, 2008 […]

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District of Columbia Mayor Adrian Fenty announced Thursday the winning Washington, D.C. quarter design featuring historical jazz legend, Duke Ellington. The Mayor officially communicated the selection to United States Mint Director Edmund Moy.

Washington DC Quarter Designs and winner

On May 23, D.C. residents were given three quarter design concepts and asked to vote for their favorite. Public voting ended Wednesday, June 18. Over the four week voting period, 6,089 District residents cast online, mail or telephone votes. The voting was close across each, but the winning quarter design of Ellington won by 3 percentage points.

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The United States Mint announced the 2008 U.S. Proof Set release starting June 24 for $26.95. These 14-coin sets are popular with many coin collectors, as exemplified by the same priced 2007 sets experiencing over 1.7 million units sales to date. The 14-coin sets are less expensive and offer more coins compared to purchasing both […]

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The United States Mint announced a new "Direct Ship" program today that will place $1 Presidential Coins directly into the hands of retailers, financial institutions, or anyone interested in buying dollar coins. Even better, orders may be placed at face value — no shipping costs — and in smaller quantities. Beyond the natural hurdles $1 […]

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The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) has set the time for its latest meeting to review 2009 Sacagawea Golden Dollar designs and edge letterings. The task of the CCAC is to review themes and design proposals for circulating coinage, commemorative coins, bullion coinage, Congressional Gold Medals and other medals. In their latest public meeting on […]

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Artist renderings of three Virgin Islands commemorative quarter designs have been prepared by the United States Mint and sent back to the Office of the Governor for review. U.S. Virgin Island residents can vote for their favorite design online or by mail-in ballot. Voting ends Friday, June 13.

Artist renderings of Virgin Islands commemorative quarter designs

The winning design will be recommended to the U.S. Mint as the selected commemorative quarter for issuance next year as part of the District of Columbia and United States Territories Circulating Quarter Dollar Program.

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Artist renderings of three District of Columbia commemorative quarter designs have been prepared by the United States Mint and sent back to D.C. for review. Now the public is being asked to vote for their favorite and help select the final quarter theme.

Washington DC Quarter Designs

The winning design will be recommended to the U.S. Mint, and issued next year as part of the District of Columbia and United States Territories Circulating Quarter Dollar Program.

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