Monthly Archives: March 2012

Quotes From Rosa Parks to Remember as You Look at The Bronze Medal

Have you ever looked at a coin or a medal and reflect on the life of the person who is one the coin? Well I have provided some quotes from Rosa Parks for you to reflect upon while looking at … Continue reading

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PGCS Wrote About the Passing of Legislation to Create a Bronze Medal for Rosa Parks

PGCS-The Professional Coin Grading Service wrote an article about the approval of the Rosa Parks Congressional Gold Medal  and the resulting bronze medal duplicates. Read the article, written in 1999 by the PGCS.  

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African American Medals-Rosa Parks Bronze Medal

Public Law 106-26,authorized that a this medal be struck in recognition of Rosa Parks for her “contributions to the Nation as the first lady of civil rights.” This medal is a bronze replica of the Congressional Gold Medal awarded to … 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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What African American Do YOU Think Should Be on a Coin and Why?

After reading more and more about African Americans on coins or African American designers I have wondered about the process of choosing someone to be on a coin. I am also in total admiration for Daniel Carr for minting his … Continue reading

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African American Coins-How Many Prototypes of Bessie Colemen Coins Were Minted?

Daniel Carr minted the prototypes of the coins he designed of Bessie Coleman. The coins are not legal tender and say “non-dollar. There were several prototypes each is different and strikingly beautiful. You can see the creative genius on the … Continue reading

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