Tag: USA (Contemporary)
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 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 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.
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”.
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.
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 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.
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”.
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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