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U.S. Coin Producing Mints

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Current facilities There are four active coin-producing mints: Philadelphia, Denver, San Francisco, and West Point. Philadelphia The Philadelphia Mint The Mint’s largest facility is the Philadelphia Mint. The current facility at Philadelphia, which opened in 1969, is the fourth Philadelphia Mint. The first was built in 1792, when Philadelphia was still the U.S. capital, and […]

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1851-O 3-Cent Piece || An Obscure Historical Piece

1851-O 3-Cent Piece

The year 1851 was an interesting but troubled time. The price of silver had moved to a point where silver coins of the United States could be sold, and as a result, people had started hoarding silver. That caused a major problem in circulation since back in the 1850s all the coins in circulation except

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Is the Peace dollar the first example of the word “peace” used on a coin?

The Peace Dollar is not a commemorative coin, though it celebrates the return of peace following World War I, rather than the universal ideal of peace. In 1920 the American Numismatic Association advanced a proposal for a coin of peace-motif design to commemorate the cessation of hostilities between the Imperial German Government and the people

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New Death March Medal Commemorates the Event of 1945

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A new Death March medal has shed light on one of history’s tragic events. The newly established Mel Wacks Judaica Art Medal Award was presented at the 2018 XXXV FIDEM Art Medal Congress awards banquet in Ottawa on June 3. It was awarded to Otakar Dušek, from the Czech Republic, for his Todesmarsch (Death March)

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