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Design of Puerto Rico at issue
By David L. Ganz, Numismatic News
With a choice of two designs, there is an attempt in Puerto Rico to make a third choice for its territorial quarter. With literally days to go before its 2009 territorial quarter design has to be finalized to go before the Commission of Fine Arts and the Citizens Coin Advisory Committee, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico is making a bold move…
Early Proof prices soar
By Mark Ferguson, Coin Values
Many collectors are concentrating on obtaining high-grade modern Proof coins, mainly in the Proof 69 and 70 grades for registry sets or just to have near-perfect or perfect coins. Other collectors, however, have been seeking earlier Proof coins from the 19th and 20th centuries.
Many State quarter designs depict animal and man-made methods of transportation
By Michele Orzano, Coin World
Some State quarter dollar designs move collectors more than others. And we’re not talking about the esthetic appeal of the designs themselves but what the design depicts. Sixteen State quarter dollar designs feature some method of transportation – either an animal or man-made device.
Defense of Fort McHenry
By Scott Barman, Coin Collector’s Blog
The War of 1812 had been running for two years when the fighting escalated in Baltimore Harbor around Fort McHenry. American Prisoner Exchange Agent Colonel John Stuart Skinner sent by the War Department to negotiate the release of Dr. William Beanes. Dr. Beanes was allegedly mistakenly arrested with a group of rowdies as he walked to his home.
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