Wednesday, 25.11.2020

Tag: USA (Contemporary)

Hobbyists Sue Minnesota for Discriminating Coin Collectors

The Minnesota Coin Bullion Dealer Law was passed in 2013 introducing highly problematic regulations regarding coin trading. Now a lawsuit was filed to have the law declared unconstitutional by a group of small business investors and coin enthusiasts.

American Eagle 2021 Features New Reverse Designs

The United States Mint has unveiled new reverse designs for the 2021 American Eagle gold and silver coins. 2021 marks the 35th Anniversary of the American Eagle Coin Program, and the new designs featuring the national bird will begin appearing in midyear 2021.

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.
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