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100 years ago today in Spokane: Gold coins, the currency of the West, losing to paper money juggernaut

A Spokesman-Review editorial noted that one of the West’s last distinctive mannerisms — the preference for gold coins over paper money — was about to bite the dust. For a long time, the paper said, the West’s only important distinction over the “all-powerful East” had been its “addiction to the gold coin.”

Read more: The Spokesman-Review

2016 United States Mint Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set Available on December 14

WASHINGTON – The 2016 United States Mint (Mint) Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set (product code 16RB) will be available for purchase starting on December 14 at noon Eastern Time (ET).

Priced at $49.95, this set contains the following uncirculated quality $1 coins in production this year:

  • Three Presidential $1 Coins
    Struck at the Philadelphia Mint, the obverses (heads) of these coins have the images of Richard M. Nixon, Gerald R. Ford, and Ronald Reagan, while their reverses (tails) have a rendition of the Statue of Liberty.
  • One Native American $1 Coin
    Struck at the Denver Mint, this coin’s reverse features two helmets-one in the shape of the U.S. helmets used in World War I and the other in the shape of a World War II helmet. Next to them are the inscriptions “WWI” and “WWII.” Behind the helmets are two feathers that form a “V,” symbolizing victory, unity, and the important role that the code talkers played in both world wars. The coin’s obverse continues to feature the image of Sacagawea.
  • One American Eagle Silver Coin
    This .999 fine silver coin bears the “W” mint mark of the West Point Mint. Its obverse depicts Adolph Weinman’s Walking Liberty design, while the reverse features a heraldic eagle with shield, an olive branch in its right talon, and arrows in its left. “30th ANNIVERSARY” is incused on the coin’s edge to mark this milestone in the Mint’s production of this coin.

Orders will be accepted at https://catalog.usmint.gov and at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468), while hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order at 1-888-321-MINT. Information on shipping options is available at https://www.catalog.usmint.gov/customer-service/shipping.html.

Reaction from Mike Fuljenz to planned new $10

Comments About Depicting A Woman On $10 Bills

By Michael Fuljenz

Award-winning numismatic author and President of Universal Coin & Bullion in BeaumontTexas

“For far too long, Americans’ folding money has displayed an all-male portrait gallery of dead Presidents and other prominent men from the nation’s past.  Placing a woman’s portrait on our currency is a form of equal rights that hasn’t received nearly enough attention up to now.”

“Recognition of women on U.S. paper currency is long overdue.  We have not had an actual, historical woman depicted on our paper money since 1896 when Martha Washington appeared with her husband, George, on $1 notes.”

“The U.S. dollar is the world’s most widely used medium of exchange, and as the father of a daughter — and a son — I heartily endorse placing a woman’s portrait on U.S. $10 bills, and hope this recognition of women continues to other currency and circulating coins into the future.”