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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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African American Coins-Little Rock Commemorative Bronze and Silver Coin Set Had a Limited Mintage

The Little Rock Commemorative Bronze and Silver Coin Set had a limited mintage. Actually only 25,000 bronze and silver coin sets were created. Read more about the coin set on the USMint.gov.

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African American Coins-What Were the Other Choices for the Reverse of the District of Columbia’s Quarter Besides Duke Ellington?

Duke Ellington was not the only consideration for the reverse of the District of Columbia’s quarter reverse. Actually, Fredrick Douglas and Benjamin Banneker were options. A s you know, you never satisfy everyone. I personally am estatic about the choice … Continue reading

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African American Coins-Hope You are Benefiting From This Site

I promised that I would post to this site everyday during the month of February. So far I have kept my promise. Many of you may have visited in the past and I hope you continue to visit. I do, … Continue reading

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Use Your African American Coin as an Opportunity to Educate, Enlighten and Entertain

Sue was sitting in the Doctors office waiting to be seen. She watched the tired faces of the people lining the walls of the office. The silence was deadly as each person waited in anticipation for their name to be … Continue reading

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African American Coins -Read What the US Mint’s Page for Young Collectors Have to Say About the Little Rock Commemorative Coin

The US Mint has a special section dedicated to educating young people called H.I.P. Pocket Change. Take a few seconds to read what they have shared with young folks about the Little Rock Commemorative Coin. You can get access to … Continue reading

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African American Coins-C-Span’s Video Segment of the Little Rock Commemorative Coin Act-2005

Take a break and view the video segment of C-Span’s coverage of the entire discussion of the legislation for Little Rock Commemorative coin. Hear the discussion by our political leaders in 2005.  

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Little Rock Commemorative Coin Set is a Riverting Piece of African American Coin History

The Little Rock Commemorative Coin Set is a little known tribute to African American Coin History. The United States Mint begin taking orders for the Little Rock Central High School Desegregation 50th Anniversary Silver Dollar at 12:00 noon (ET) on … Continue reading

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Mintages for George Washington Carver Commemorative Coin

The Mintages for George Washington Carver Commemorative Coin were as follows: 1951 Philadelphia-20,018 Denver and San Francisco -10,004 1952 Philadelphia-1,106,292 Denver and San Francisco-8,0006 1953 Philadelphia and Denver- 8,0003 San Francisco-88,020 1954 Philadelphia and Denver-12.006 San Francisco-42,024

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I Wish I Could See the Original Designs for The George Washington Carver Coin

When I found out that the original designs for the George Washington Carver coin were rejected I have been searching for pictures of them. If you read the earlier posts you know that Issac Scott Hathaway did the design for … Continue reading

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