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Bureau of Engraving and Printing and United States Mint to Participate in the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money in Denver, CO

WASHINGTON – The United States Mint (Mint) and the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) will share booth #478 at the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) World’s Fair of Money, August 1 – 5, 2017, at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado.

As the Nation’s producers of currency and coins, BEP and the Mint have made history by connecting Americans through coins and currency. The bureaus are highlighting their distinguished histories, product excellence, and dedicated employees.

BEP and the Mint are pleased to announce that BEP Director Len Olijar and Mint Acting Deputy Director David Motl will participate in the official ribbon cutting ceremony on August 1 at 12:45 p.m.

BEP is showcasing its Billion Dollar Exhibit featuring more than $1 billion worth of rare antique currency, including sheets of $100,000 currency notes, Treasury Bonds, and Gold and Silver Certificates. A technical expert will demonstrate currency production on a 19th century Spider Press.

As a special treat for collectors, the Mint will display two of the ten “1933 Gold Double Eagles” that were the subject of 11 years of litigation, which was recently resolved in favor of the Government, and the “1974-D Aluminum Cent” recovered in 2016. The coins are a part of the rich history of the Mint as it celebrates its 225th Anniversary. This rare experimental test piece as well as the last gold coins intended for circulation will be on display during show hours each day.

BEP is excited to offer the following new products for sale:

  • 2017 $2 Single Note Collection – This collection features four $2 notes with serial numbers beginning with 2017.
  • “Constitution Series – Judicial” – This card is the third and final print in the 2017 Intaglio Print Subscription Program which features three cards: Legislative, Executive, and Judicial (branches of the Federal government). This series is dedicated to the United States Constitution and features an exquisite compilation of unique, engraved vignettes focusing on the age-old art of intaglio printing.

In addition to its display, the Mint will also:

  • Unveil the designs for the 2018 America the Beautiful Quarters® Program;
  • Display the 2017 225th Anniversary Silver Four-Medal Set™
  • Provide children the opportunity to gather information on the Mint’s H.I.P. Pocket Change website to engage in educational activities, learn about Mint programs and operations, and gain an understanding of the link between coins and American history and culture;
  • Provide attendees access to opt-in as a Mint customer to receive product updates and alerts;
  • Conduct a “Treasure Trivia” game in which children visit specific locations on the bourse floor to answer trivia questions designed to instill an appreciation for numismatics;
  • Participate in the World Mints Passport Program, an exciting program in which visitors collect coins from participating mints;
  • Provide the most recently released America the Beautiful Quarters coin for even exchange;
  • Conduct live tweets on the daily activities;
  • Assist visitors in downloading its mobile application, MyUSMint

BEP is also offering other unique currency-related products, including uncut currency sheets ranging in subject size and denomination. For additional information about BEP or to purchase products, please visit and follow us on Twitter and Facebook . You may also order BEP products by telephone (1-800-456-3408), fax (1-888-891-7585), or mail (Bureau of Engraving & Printing, Mail Order Sales, Room 515M, 14th and C Streets SW, Washington, DC, 20228).

The United States Mint will be releasing the 225th Anniversary Enhanced Uncirculated Coin Set on the first day of the event. An assortment of other collectible products from the Mint will be available for purchase, including coins in the 2017 Lions Club Commemorative Program, the 2017 Boys Town Commemorative Program, and other popular annual offerings. These products are also available for purchase via the Mint’s online catalog at  or by calling 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Hearing and speech impaired customers with TTY equipment may order by calling 1-888-321-MINT (6468). Additional information is available at

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Did the National Debt Increase Under Obama More Than All Past Presidents Combined?

Did the National Debt Increase Under Obama More Than All Past Presidents Combined? See the picture below… and that was in 2012 – today it is almost $20 trillion dollars! If this doesn’t underline the importance of physical gold and silver ownership – what will? 

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Cool Facts About Ancient European Silver Coins

Every single body has a passion, in one particular form of an additional. For a lot of, collecting factors, like antiques and coins, offers these hobbyists a sense of accomplishment, as well as helps preserve memories for long term generations of the loved ones to share. Did you know that the examine of coins and various currencies is referred to as numismatics, and the persons who avidly acquire these coins for their aesthetic and historical value are named numismatists?

Numismatists are spread all over the globe, with even a lot more individuals receiving hooked on the trade, as well. The practice of collecting coins even dates back to thousands of many years. According to the Journal of the Historical past of Collections in a 1994 write-up, the practice has flourished for the duration of the Renaissance in Europe, the place coins had been collected or given as gifts and tokens of friendship.

Ancient European silver coins are amongst the most extensively circulated among coin traders and collectors of the world. If you do a search on Google alone, it will yield you 1000’s of web sites that sell and appraise these invaluable pieces of background.

In Ancient Greece, a common kind of denomination was called the drachma, which was the ancient currency that has evolved into modern day use until the 20th century. Sources explain that these varieties of ancient European silver coins have been all around considering that 1100 BC, and have been widely used for the duration of the Alexandrian time period. Some collectors sell silver drachmas for about $ 60 every, perhaps more, dependent on the era of the coin.

Ancient Roman coins had been recognized singularly as the denarius, plural type is denarii. These had been silver coins dating back as far as 211 BC, and some coins even featured the encounter of Marcus Aurelius. For some collectors, then can obtain ancient silver coins for about $ 30 or more each and every.

The value of ancient European silver coins depend not only on their age, but also their problem, which can be classified as fine, really fine, and other individuals. Most of the coins for the duration of these era featured faces of prominent leaders, and even images of Roman or Greek gods and goddesses. Some coins for sale are processed or cleaned, and this adds to their marketability and worth. For example, a Marc Antony coin, with goddess Minerva on reverse side, in quite fine condition, and dating 83 to 30 BC retails for about $ 400 or a lot more. The most expensive Greek silver coins are all stored in the National Numismatic Museum in Athens.

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