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Did You Know Frederick Douglas Might be on the Back of One of Your Circulating Quarters?

    Before you put that next quarter into a laundry machine, parking meter or tip for your cup of coffee flip it over. Make sure you do not see Frederick Douglas. Released in April, 2017, Frederick Douglass National Historic … Continue reading

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Do You Have a Quarter? If Yes, Flip it Over You Might Have a Black History Collectible

If you have a quarter in your pocket right now I want you to flip it over. If it is dated 2009 and for Washington DC you would have the quarter with Duke Ellington on the reverse. A Black History … Continue reading

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Shirley Chisolm Stamp Released January 31, 2014

The Black Heritage stamp series just released the Shirley Chisholm stamp. This stamp is the 37th stamp in the Black Heritage series. It  features a painting of Chisholm by artist Robert Shetterly. This engaging portrait is taken from a series … Continue reading

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Jackie Robinson Gold $5 Uncirculated Coin is the Most Valuable of All Four Coins

As I mentioned in an earlier post there were four Jackie Robinson Commemorative Coins released by the US Mint. The most valuable of the four coins is the Uncirculated $5 Dollar Gold Coin. Why? Well I wondered that same question.. … Continue reading

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African American Coins-Jackie Robinson 1997 Commemorative Coins For a Rich History

In 1997 the US Mint issued four Jackie Robinson Commemorative coins. One is a $5 dollar uncirculated gold coin and the other  a $ proof gold coin. There were also a  $1 uncirculated silver coin and 1$ silver proof coin. … Continue reading

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United States Mint Little Rock Coin and Medal Set African American Coins-A Closer Look InsideThe Set Pt.2

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series United States Mint Little Rock Coin and Medal Set African American Coins-A Closer Look InsideThe Set Pt.1 The United States Mint Little Rock Coin and Medal Set contains a bronze … Continue reading

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United States Mint Little Rock Coin and Medal Set African American Coins-A Closer Look InsideThe Set Pt.1

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series United States Mint Little Rock Coin and Medal Set African American Coins-A Closer Look InsideThe Set Pt.1 Thought it would be helpful to see what the inside of the United … Continue reading

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Give a Graduate a Coin as a Gift

Last Saturday I gave a keynote address. I decided to give a coin to each of the graduates of the Washington DC Quarter with Duke Ellington on the reverse. It was a wonderful opportunity to share that fact plus encourage … Continue reading

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African American Coins vs African American Medals

There are many medals that have an African American represented on them. But what is the difference between a medal and a coin? I thought it would be helpful to discuss this before I begin introducing some medals that have … Continue reading

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African American Coins-Who is Bessie Coleman?

I found out that a  prototype coin was created for Bessie Coleman. This coin was done by Daniel Carr and submitted to the Dollar Coin Advisory Committee consideration. This gifted designer choose Bessie Coleman to be on a proposed coin.”But … Continue reading

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