The Philadelphia Mint Strikes Gold
Hardcover ISBN: 0794842453
Moran, an author and researcher in numismatics, and Garrett, a gold-coin specialist, trace the history of the US Mint during the first half of the 19th century, from its establishment in 1794 in Philadelphia to the impact of the 1848 discovery of gold in California. They describe the early difficulties in obtaining bullion, management of the gold-to-silver ratio, the development of coinage designs and motifs, the evolution of engraving and striking methods and technology, the debate over the merits and limitations of paper currency, national disagreements over branch mints, and the relationship between the federal government and Mint officials. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
America the Beautiful Quarters Collector's Folder 2010-2021
Hardcover ISBN: 1402771584
Beginning in 2010, the United States Mint will issue newly designed quarters featuring a national park or other site approximately every ten weeks—and this compact folder is the perfect place for collectors to store each new coin. Complete with historical information and details of the Congressional Act that initiated this special program, the folder will keep this commemorative series organized, accessible, and easy to show off. The noteworthy sites will come from all 50 states, as well as Washington, D.C., and five U.S. territories: Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Northern Mariana Islands.
American Gold and Platinum Eagles
A Guide to the U.s. Bullion Coin Programs
Hardcover ISBN: 0794839738
To create this book, Moy has drawn on a lifetime of interest in coins and precious metals, leading up to his 2006 confirmation as director of the U.S. Mint. Under his tenure, demand for American gold bullion coins multiplied more than fivefold, from lessthan 330,000 ounces in 2007 to 1,800,000-plus ounces in 2009, and counting. The U.S. Mint went from a major producer to the world's largest producer of gold, silver, and platinum coins, with bullion coins accounting for the majority of the Mint's revenues.