Category Archives: Richard Masters

The Little Rock Nine and the 2007 Desegregation Commemorative Dollar

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS …… One of the defining moments of the Civil Rights Era in the mid-20th century United States occurred when Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas was formally integrated. The United States Supreme Court ruling that served as the catalyst for integration in public school systems across the country had […]

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Annexing the District of Columbia & U.S. Territories to the 50 State Quarters Program

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS …… The 50 State Quarters program was one of the most successful and ambitious United States Mint coin design programs of the last five decades. When it was launched in 1999, the Statehood Quarters initiative captured the imagination of an entire nation, making evening news headlines as each new quarter […]

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U.S. Mint Announces 2020 American Innovation $1 Coin Program Designs

The United States Mint today officially 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. Mint Chief Engraver Joseph Menna created and sculpted the Maryland American Innovation $1 Coin design. Mint […]

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Grab the Tinfoil: People on the Internet are Going Batshit Over 2020 Samoa ATB Quarter

By CoinWeek News Staff …. Did you know that the Roosevelt dime has Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin’s initials on it? Or that a series of Canadian banknotes feature the devil in Queen Elizabeth II’s hair? Did you know that if you fold a $20 bill just right (the basic design having been around since 1928), […]

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United States Mint to Launch 51st America the Beautiful Quarter Feb. 13

WHAT: The U.S. Mint will participate in an event to celebrate the release of the America the Beautiful Quarters Program coin honoring the National Park of American Samoa. The coin’s reverse image showcases a Samoan fruit bat mother hanging in a tree with her pup. Following the ceremony, $10 rolls of newly minted National Park […]

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Don Everhart: My Career in Coins, Part 3 – Historic Figures & Heads of State

By Don Everhart – Former Sculptor-Engraver, United States Mint ….. Exclusive for CoinWeek Links to earlier parts: 1 | 2 During my 13+ years as a sculptor-engraver for the United States Mint, I had the opportunity to work on Congressional Gold Medals for many prominent leaders and heads of state. Additionally, I had the honor […]

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United States Mint launches the 42nd coin in the America the Beautiful Quarters Program

A newly released Apostle Islands National Lakeshore quarter rests atop of a kayak after the ceremonial launch of the coin in Red Cliff, Wis., on April 11, 2018

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U.S. Mint Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Quarter Launch Ceremony April 11

WHAT: The United States Mint and the National Park Service will launch the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coin honoring Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Wisconsin on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at 10 a.m. CDT. The ceremony will take place at the Legendary Waters Resort in Red Cliff. The Bayfield High School Choir, Red Cliff […]

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U.S. Mint Launches Effigy Mounds America the Beautiful Quarter

The United States Mint joined the National Park Service on Tuesday, February 7, to launch the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coin honoring Effigy Mounds National Monument in Iowa. The coin is the first of five America the Beautiful Quarters to be issued in 2017, and the 36th in the series. The coin’s reverse depicts […]

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U.S. Mint Announces 2017 America the Beautiful Quarters Program Coin Designs

The United States Mint today announced the five new designs that will appear on the reverses of the 2017-dated coins in the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program. The honorees are Effigy Mounds National Monument (Iowa); Frederick Douglass National Historic Site (Washington, D.C.); Ozark National Scenic Riverways (Missouri); Ellis Island (Statue of Liberty National Monument) (New […]

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United States 2016 Ronald W. Reagan Presidential $1 Coin

Description: The Presidential Dollar Coin Act (Public Law 109-145) was passed into law on December 22, 2005. The Act compelled the Secretary of the Treasury to “mint coins in commemoration of each of the Nation’s past Presidents and their spouses, respectively, to improve circulation of the $1 coin, [and] to create a new bullion coin”. […]

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U.S. Mint Opens Sales for Patricia Nixon First Spouse Gold Coins Feb. 18

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for Patricia Nixon First Spouse Gold Coins starting on February 18 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The obverse design features a portrait of Mrs. Nixon with the inscriptions “PATRICIA NIXON,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” “LIBERTY,” “2016,” “37th,” and “1969-1974.” The obverse was designed by United States Mint […]

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U.S. Mint Announces 2016 First Spouse Gold Coin Designs

  The United States Mint today officially announced the new designs for the Patricia Nixon and Betty Ford First Spouse Gold Coins that will be released this year. Information about the designs is below. Patricia Nixon First Spouse Gold Coin The reverse design features stylized figures standing hand-in-hand surrounding a globe, symbolizing Mrs. Nixon’s commitment […]

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In Memoriam: Susan Gamble, 1957-2015

  By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. Artist and coin designer Susan G. Gamble died unexpectedly on Wednesday, January 14, 2015. She was 57 years old. Gamble was born in Lynchburg, Virginia and grew up in Danville. She studied painting and graduated with a fine arts degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1978. […]

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