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View Larger Map The American Samoa people submitted 55 design ideas for their new U.S. commemorative quarter, according to Lt. Gov. Ipulasi Sunia of the American Samoa government. With the conclusion of the successful 50 State Quarters® Program in 2008, the quarter design "baton" has changed hands from the states and moved to the District […]

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The bimetallic Golden Eagle commemorative coin is now available from the Federal Mint Swissmint. The Golden Eagle coin is the second of four commemoratives released within the 4-year "Swiss National Park" commemorative series. The design of the new coin portrays an eagle with wings spread, claws extended and body powerfully positioned to land. While the […]

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The Britannia image has been on British coins for centuries. But no longer. For the first time in more than 300 years, the figure of Britannia will not appear on new British coins. The image first appeared on the copper farthing back in 1672. And like Lady Liberty is for the US, the Britannia image […]

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Guam has taken the first steps needed to begin the design phase of their new commemorative quarter. Governor Felix Camacho has appointed his executive assistant, Shawn Gumataotao, as the Guam liaison to the U.S. Mint for the District of Columbia and United States Territories Circulating Quarter Dollar Program.  Gumataotao will lead the local design program […]

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New Mexico lawmakers introduced new legislation that would create coins commemorating the 400th anniversary of Santa Fe. Santa Fe, New Mexico, the site of native occupation centuries before European incursions, was officially elevated from a plaza established in 1608 to a villa and capital city in 1610. It’s also the home to the oldest and […]

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Short video article by KTEN.com showing the minting of the Oklahoma quarterStriking of the first Oklahoma state commemorative quarters began in the U.S. Mint’s Denver facility this week with a single ceremonial push of a button.

Oklahoma’s First Family was on hand to receive the very first shiny minted quarters. In a NewsOK.com article, Oklahoma’s image is in mint condition, Governor Brad Henry was quoted at the event saying:

 

“I think there’s tremendous Oklahoma pride here today,” Henry said after the ceremony. “Coming on the heels of the state centennial, I think it’s appropriate that the Oklahoma quarter is the first one in 2008, and it gives Oklahoma a chance to shine throughout the land.”

 

While the quarter is now going through its production paces, it won’t enter public circulation quite yet. Hundreds of millions will be minted and then placed into circulation later this month. The video article by KTEN.com is currently the best source to see an actual photo or image of the Oklahoma quarter.

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The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) has their next public meeting Jan. 15. CCAC’s main responsibility is to review themes and design proposals for circulating coinage, commemorative coins, bullion coinage, Congressional Gold Medals and other medals. It’s for this purpose they’ll next meet. According to the announcement, their main objectives in the meeting will be […]

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The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) was created to help in the recommendation and selection of new United States Minted coins and medals. For anyone who loves art, designing, collecting or history, becoming a member of the CCAC could be a dream come true. And for two people, that dream could turn into reality as […]

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CoinNews Site Redesign

by CoinNews.net on November 20, 2007 · 0 comments

Readers of CoinNews have already noticed several significant changes and improvements to the site. Our goal is to make everything quicker and even easier to read while adding more content and free collector tools. Any change – even when it’s much improved – requires some adjustments and relearning. We’d like to thank you for your […]

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There’s no reason you need to feel like a million dollars if you can wear it – literally. But the burning question has to be… why? Well, for the sake of fashion. Naturally! If you have over 1500 gold coins worth $1.2 Million and you’re a fashion designer, you might as well go for broke […]

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