2011 Medal of Honor Coins, 2010 Proof American Eagles

Welcome back to Something About Coins! The U.S. Mint and Congress have been extremely busy of late. The Mint recently unveiled their coin designs for the 2011 Medal of Honor gold and silver coins. In Congress, numismatic matters have been taking precedence, especially in the House of Representatives. Below are a few articles describing various exciting bills involving new coins that may become law very soon.

2011 Medal of Honor Gold and Silver Coin Designs, CoinCollectingNews.org
United States Mint Deputy Director Andy Brunhart unveiled designs for the 2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Coin Program today at the Congressional Medal of Honor Society's annual convention in historic Charleston, S.C.The bureau is minting and issuing the commemorative coins in recognition and celebration of the establishment of the Medal of Honor in 1861, as authorized by Public Law 111-91, the Medal of Honor Commemorative Coin Act of 2009. Options will include gold $5 coins and silver $1 coins in proof and ... Click for coin article

Bills Authorizing Proof Silver Eagle and Palladium Eagles Pass in House, CoinNews.net
Congressional members have been voting on a series of bills as they prepare to leave Washington and return to their home districts to focus full time on their re-elections. One of the bills would authorize American Palladium Eagles. The other would authorize Proof American Eagles, giving them equal weight to bullion coins. Both were introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on September 22, 2010. Each were voted on exactly one week later — supersonic speed for coin legislation. They passed on Wednesday, September 29, 2010, and now await action in the U.S. Senate ... Click for coin article

New coinage will honor 5-star generals, joplinindependent.com
A bill that requires the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in recognition of five United States Army 5-star generals was unanimously passed in the Senate today (Sept. 29, 2010). In addition to honoring the United States Army Command and General Staff College at Ft. Leavenworth for 132 years of educating the nation's military leaders, the coinage will pay tribute to George C. Marshall, Douglas MacArthur, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Henry "Hap" Arnold and Omar N. Bradley, generals who led American and Allied Force ... Click for coin article

Depends on your point of view, blog.numismaticnews.net/buzz
Comedian Stephen Colbert testified before Congress on Friday [Sept. 24]. My first reaction was to ask myself what world public opinion would think of the United States when they heard about a serious matter being addressed by an entertainer who was testifying as his television character would. But I got over that when I watched the five minutes of his remarks on immigration. At that point I was a convert. I decided that it would be a good idea for Colbert to testify on all numismatic matters. He might make sense of things ... Click for coin article

Weight put on coin's edge, NumisMaster.com
Though hobbyists still don't know when sales will start for the 5-ounce silver bullion version of America the Beautiful quarters, the U.S. Mint has released photographic images of how the thin edge of the 3-inch diameter coin will look. The edge will say ".999 Fine Silver 5.0 Ounce" in incuse lettering. Production began the week of Sept. 20, according to the Mint, and 100,000 of each of the five designs will be produced. Sales will occur through the Mint's network of authorized purchasers as is the case with the Mint's other ... Click for coin article

America the Beautiful Silver Coin Specifications Could Change, AmericaBeautifulQuarters.com
One of the difficult challenges in producing America the Beautiful 5 oz Silver Coins is creating the edge letterings, according to United States Mint Director Ed Moy. The coins, which are authorized by Public Law 110-456, are duplicates of the America the Beautiful Quarters™ and have incused into the edge the fineness and weight of the bullion coin. Now, a multifaceted bill that was recently passed in the United States House of Representatives is aimed at making their production easier through design and ... Click for coin article

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