Medal of Honor

Medal of Honor Commemorative CoinsThe United States Mint on Monday at 5:00 PM ET will discontinue the introductory prices for the 2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Coins.

Each of the commemoratives will have their prices raised by $5, an amount and percent increase much more noticeable on the silver dollars than on the more expensive $5 gold pieces. However, sales in the past typically are not significantly hurt following a transition to […]

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Medal of Honor Commemorative CoinsThe United States Mint released the opening sales figures for the recently issued 2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Coins which celebrate and recognize the Medal of Honor’s establishment in 1861.

Buyers handed out more money for the silver dollars than the $5 gold coins, as was the case with the first round of commemoratives issued this year which honor the founding and history of the […]

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US Mint Medal of Honor Commemorative Coin BrochureThe United States Mint today, February 25, 2011, released the 2011 Medal of Honor Gold and Silver Commemorative Coins.

They are available in collector proof and uncirculated qualities at introductory prices ranging from $49.95 to $449.95. The issues are the final series of commemorative coins to be released in 2011 […]

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Medal of Honor Commemorative CoinsFull-color images of the 2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Coins have been published by the US Mint in preparation for the scheduled February 25, 2011, release.

The Mint has included images of both coins produced as part of the Medal of Honor Commemorative Coin Program — the $5 Gold Coin and the Silver Dollar, with both the proof and uncirculated versions of each […]

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2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Coin DesignsIn 2011, the United States Mint has been authorized by Public Law 111-91 to issue commemorative silver and gold coins to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Medal of Honor.

The Medal of Honor for individual valor was proposed by Iowa Senator James W. Grimes in 1861 and signed into law by President Abraham Lincoln on December 21, 1861. […]

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Coin Legislation on Capital BuildingUp to 500,000 $1 silver coins and 100,000 $5 gold coins will be struck in 2011 by the United States Mint as authorized by the Medal of Honor Commemorative Coin Act of 2009 which President Obama signed into law Friday, Nov. 6, 2009.

The collector minted proof and uncirculated coins will mark the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Medal of Honor in 1861, America’s highest award for valor which can be bestowed upon an individual serving in the Armed Services of the United States.

 

"We owe everything to those who wore the uniform and committed extraordinary acts of bravery in defense of their colleagues and nation," said Rep. Christopher Carney who introduced the legislation which easily passed in the House and then the Senate.

 

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Legislation seeking to recognize and celebrate the establishment of the Medal of Honor was approved in the U.S Senate Thursday by Unanimous Consent. The bill, H.R. 1209, passed in the U.S. House of Representatives back on May 14, 2009. Following a procedural clearance step, the Medal of Honor Commemorative Coin Act of 2009 will make […]

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Knocking on the legislative door for the eighth consecutive year is a new bill seeking to treat coins or bars composed of silver, gold, platinum and palladium in the "same manner as equities and mutual funds for purposes of the maximum capital gains rate for individuals." Gains from the sale of collectibles held for more […]

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Coin Legislation on Capital BuildingThe U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed legislation to commemorate Medal of Honor recipients with silver and gold coins in 2011.

The Medal of Honor Commemorative Coin Act of 2009, H.R. 1209 would authorize the United States Mint to strike up to 500,000 $1 silver coins and 100,000 $5 gold coins in proof and uncirculated conditions.

 

"We owe everything to those who wore the uniform and committed extraordinary acts of bravery in defense of their colleagues and nation," said Rep. Christopher Carney who introduced H.R. 1209.

"This bill will not only recognize the outstanding achievements of these men and women, but the proceeds from the sale of the coins will go to educate people about the significance and exclusivity of the award," Carney added.

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US gold and silver coins would be struck in recognition and in celebration of the Medal of Honor and its establishment in 1861, should a newly introduced bill (H.R. 1209) become law. The Medal of Honor is America’s highest award for valor in action against an enemy force that can be bestowed upon an individual […]

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