Thursday, 24.09.2020

Tag: USA (Contemporary)

US Mint Releases the First Colorized US Coins

The new Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coins are the first colored Coins in the History of the United States. The two colorized versions are part of a coin program minted in recognition of the 60th Anniversary of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

2021 Edition of the Red Book

The 74th edition of the legendary “Red Book” has been released. The volume includes completely updated pricing and auction data reflecting the current market for collectible U.S. coins along with historical information and guidance on how to build a valuable collection.

2020 American Innovation™ $1 Coin Program Designs

The United States Mint announced the designs for the 2020 American Innovation™ $1 Coin Program. The new designs will appear on the reverses of $1 coins honoring innovations and/or innovators from Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, and South Carolina.

Glenna Goodacre, Famous Sculptor and Coin Designer, Has Left Us

New Mexico artist Glenna Goodacre – well known to coin collectors as the designer of the Sacagawea dollar – has died of natural causes at the age of 80. She passed away at her home in Santa Fe the evening of Monday, April 13, 2020.

The Monetary History of the USA, Part 5: The 70s and 80s

The political crisis of the United States continued during the 70s. After the Watergate scandal shocking the nation, President Reagan was able to restore the self-confidence of the USA – especially by means of his economic policies.

The Monetary History of the USA, Part 4: Troubled Times

The Second World War was won, and yet the United States, as a new superpower, was about to face decades of turbulence. The world was split into two camps, each bristling with weapons, and tensions also arose among the people of the United States. Of course, a lot happened in terms of monetary history as well.

Bill Bierly: In God We Trust

Numismatic historian Q. David Bowers shares his thoughts on William Bierly’s In God We Trust: The American Civil War, Money, Banking, and Religion. According to him “one of the most detailed, intricate, and fascinating books in the field of American numismatics”.

The Monetary History of the USA. Part 3: Boom, Crisis, War

In the third episode of the series on the monetary history of the United States, we look at what an economic boom and a depression can do to a country. When the situation is particularly complicated, it may even lead to a world war.

The Monetary History of the USA. Part 2: Between Silver and Gold

In the second part of our series on the monetary history of the United States of America, we deal with booming and struggling national economies and the question of whether US citizens should pay in silver or gold currencies.

The Monetary History of the USA.

In this series we tell you the monetary history of the United States of America – of course using coins. Starting with the foundation of the nation until the 1980s. Follow us into the land of opportunity! Here you can find all parts of the series.
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