Author Archives: Debbie Bradley

Buyers look for quality at CICF

It came as no surprise that high quality coins were in demand at the 40th annual Chicago International coin Fair held April 9-12 in Rosemont, Ill. “As usual, really high grade fresh Mexico and Latin type coins were really good,” … Continue reading

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CCAC wants Liberty on coins

It’s been 83 years since Lady Liberty walked off the U.S. quarter, and there are those who think it’s time she return. “We took Liberty off coinage in the early 20th century,” said Gary Marks, chairman of the Citizens Coinage … Continue reading

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CCAC picks Twain, Reagan designs

Designs for coins that will honor Ronald Reagan, the United States’ 40th president, and Mark Twain, a novelist and humorist, were recommended when the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee met March 5 in Portland, Ore. Reagan’s portrait will appear on the … Continue reading

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Liberty design soars with CCAC

Perfection. That’s what the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee sees in its design selections for a 2015 high relief gold coin and companion silver medal. The CCAC made unanimous choices. For the obverse, Liberty standing, crowned with leaves and holding the … Continue reading

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CFA panel picks gold designs

Two images of a modern Liberty will be sent to the U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew for consideration as the obverse of a 2015 24-karat High Relief $75 gold coin. The Commission of Fine Arts liked both a design of … Continue reading

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Doolittle Tokyo Raiders earn Congressional Gold Medal

The Doolittle Tokyo Raiders flew 16 B-25s off the carrier USS Hornet on April 18, 1942, to launch the first strike on Japan’s homeland in World War II. In recognition of “outstanding heroism, valor, skill, and service to the United … Continue reading

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American Fighter Aces awarded Congressional Gold Medal

American Fighter Aces were the best of the best, the bravest of the brave. Through four wars they led attacking aircraft into enemy territory engaging in dogfights and racking up at least five aerial kills to earn the title Ace. … Continue reading

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Art medals gain support

Scientists, humanitarians and heroes are honored on medals produced by the U.S. Mint, as are our national values of liberty and freedom. But imagine the possibilities if artists and sculptors were given the artistic freedom to create medals sans legislative … Continue reading

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Eagle or Lady Liberty for platinum?

One group prefers the eagle, the other prefers Lady Liberty for the reverse designs on the 2015 and 2016 platinum proof coins. Thirty-one designs were reviewed in September by the Commission of Fine Arts and Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee. The … Continue reading

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Panels pick First Spouse designs

The first ladies of our generation now have their turn to grace the 2015 and 2016 First Spouse gold coins and bronze medals. The likenesses of Bess Truman, Mamie Eisenhower, Jacqueline Kennedy, and Lady Bird Johnson will appear on the … Continue reading

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