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Some articles on coins, coin:

United States Barber Coinage
... the 1830s on most denominations of silver coins ... Leech, having been authorized by Congress to approve coin redesigns, ordered a competition, seeking a new look for the silver coins ... Striking of the new coins began the following January ...
Republic Of Minerva - Coins
... The obverse of the 35 Minerva Dollar coin The reverse of the 35 ... Minerva Dollar coin ...
Kennedy Half Dollar - Release - Initial Popularity
... The Treasury Department made the coins available to the public beginning on March 24, 1964 ... windows in Washington to purchase the 70,000 coins initially allocated for public sale ... the department limited sales to 40 per customer, by the end of the day, the coins were gone, but the line had not shortened ...
1947 Maple Leaf
... The 1947 Maple Leaf refers to a set of Canadian coins dated 1947 which bear a tiny maple leaf following the date to denote that they were actually minted in 1948 ... legend surrounding the bust of George VI on Canadian coins read "GEORGIVS VI DGREX ET INDIMP" ("George VI By the Grace of God, King and Emperor of India") ... independence from the United Kingdom in 1947, the legend had to be modified for the 1948 coins to remove "ET INDIMP", and as the Royal Canadian Mint waited for the modified ...
Indian Head Cent - Inception
... pleasing to collectors today, it was proving to be an unsatisfactory design for producing thick coins in hard metal ... The coins did not strike-up well, and if the striking pressure was increased, the dies broke too easily ... Some years production, like 1861 was based solely on the number of the pre-1857 copper coins that were redeemed under the Mint Act of March 3, 1857, which allowed for ...

Famous quotes containing the word coins:

    No Time, spoke the clocks, no God, rang the bells,
    I drew the white sheet over the islands
    And the coins on my eyelids sang like shells.
    Dylan Thomas (1914–1953)

    A war undertaken without sufficient monies has but a wisp of force. Coins are the very sinews of battles.
    François Rabelais (1494–1553)