United States Dollars: Ike, Susan, and Frank

640px-1981-S_SBA$_Type_Two_Deep_Cameo kim rippere kims koins coin collecting numismaticsUS Mint designer, Frank Gasparro, designed both the obverse and reverse for the Eisenhower and Susan B. Anthony dollar. His original design for the Susan B. Anthony Eisenhower replacement coin showed a modern representation of Liberty on the obverse. This Liberty design was based on a similar design he created for a proposed commemorative half dollar in 1967. There was wide support for this new design including the US Treasury. Continue reading “United States Dollars: Ike, Susan, and Frank”

History in Your Pocket: Indian Princess Head

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The United States, again?  Yes, I’ve decided to do at least one from the US per month.  Otherwise, I’d just focus on world coins as I love identifying, cataloging, and writing posts about them.

 

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Pitcairn’s Pecuniary Position

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Prior to 2009, those living on Pitcairn Island, population 57 in 2014, used New Zealand coinage. Beginning in 2009 Pitcairn Island, began issuing its first coin set in six denominations.

Pitcairn Island is inextricably bound to its past association with the H.M.A.V. Bounty and Captain Bligh. All island coins reflect this past association. Continue reading “Pitcairn’s Pecuniary Position”

US – 10 Cents, 1943 (Zinc/Steel)

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The United States!  Woohoo!  I’ve posted about many more non-US coins than US coins.

I recently went to Dad‘s a got a few more coins.  Some of these were even coins from the US!  There were quite a few zinc pennies, which I sorted by mint to see what I had.

When I was thinking about what coin to post next these immediately came to mind as I had just been looking at them a few days ago, they were sorted, and they were readily available.

Time to find out more about them.

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