Thursday, 02.07.2020

Tag: USA (Contemporary)

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.

The Monetary History of the USA. Part 1: Times of War

The birth of the United States of America was anything but peaceful. Two major wars were necessary so that the nation as we know it today could emerge: the Mexican-American War and the American Civil War.

David W. Lange on the Enduring Appeal of the Lincoln Cent

Whitman has published the third edition of Q. David Bower’s “Guide Book of Lincoln Cents”. David W. Lange explains his fascination with the Lincoln cent, and why this book is “a must-have for any numismatic library”.

US Mint Suspends Redemption Program

In January 2018 the US Mint reinstated its Mutilated Coin Redemption Program in order to enable people and businesses to exchange mutilated coins for reimbursement. After a previous suspension of nearly 3 years to develop safeguards the Mint has decided to suspend it again.
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