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Author Archives: Debbie Bradley
The Commission of Fine Arts had different ideas for designs of the 2017 and 2018 issues of the Native American $1 coin than did the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee. CFA members recommended that the 2017 coin featuring the theme of … Continue reading
Designs for two more gold medals that will honor World War II Code Talkers were recommended by the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee when it met recently. Deferring to the designs preferred by the Pueblo of Laguna Tribe Code Talkers, the … Continue reading
For Gary Marks, coin design is all about the art. “The best art has the ability to speak to your sensibilities and in some instances to reach out and grab your heart,” Marks said in parting remarks to the Citizens … Continue reading
The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee endorsed designs for the 2017 and 2018 Native American $1 coin when it met recently. The 2017 coin design depicts a profile of Sequoyah creating the original characters for the Cherokee alphabet. The 2018 coin … Continue reading
Lions Club International will be honored in 2017 with a silver dollar commemorative coin marking its 100th anniversary. The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee endorsed designs featuring the club’s founder for the obverse and a pair of lions for the reverse … Continue reading
A spiny softshell turtle peering above the water at a kayaker is the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee’s preferred design for the the 2017 America the Beautiful quarter honoring Missouri. “By far and away we were going to have a turtle … Continue reading
Thousands of people marched for voting rights 50 years ago in Selma, Ala., and a Congressional Gold Medal will mark that journey. The design for Foot Soldiers of the 1965 Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March medal was reviewed in … Continue reading
The 100th anniversary of the National Park Service will be paid tribute in 2016 with the issuance of three commemorative coins. Designs for a $5 gold coin, silver dollar and clad half dollar were reviewed in late June by the … Continue reading
It’s been almost 100 years since the silver Mercury dime, Standing Liberty quarter and Walking Liberty half dollar were introduced in 1916. To celebrate that anniversary, the U.S. Mint plans to produce gold coins of the same size and design … Continue reading