Another Marine Corps Coin

Welcome to Something About Coins! A U.S. House Rep. proposed legislation for a commemorative coin to honor the 100th anniversary of Marine Corps Aviation. Utah passed their Legal Tender Act of 2011, and a rare coin collection was spilled on a highway over the weekend during a rollover crash. The vehicle's driver and passenger survived. Coverage of the Grant $1 coin ceremony and a new Canadian silver and niobium coin are reported. Enjoy!

Marine Corps Aviation Commemorative Coins Proposed,
Legislation has been proposed in the United States House of Representatives that would authorize the United States Mint to strike up to 100,000 $10 gold coins in 2015 honoring the 100th Anniversary of the birth of Marine Corps Aviation. Titled the Marine Corps Aviation Centennial Commemorative Coin Act, the bill was introduced by Rep. John Kline of Minnesota as H.R. 1621. It seeks to commemorate the establishment of the first Marine Corps Aviation company which was authorized by the Commandant of the Marine Corps in 1915. It should be noted that 2012 is the actual centennial for the birth ... Click for coin article

Utah Law Makes Coins Worth Their Weight in Gold (or Silver),
Most people who amass the pure gold and silver coins produced by the United States Mint do so for collections or investments, not to buy Slurpees at 7-Eleven. “You’d be a fool,” Tom Jurkowsky, a spokesman for the Mint, said of the Slurpee idea, “but you could do it.” After all, while the one-ounce American Eagle coin produced by the Mint says “One Dollar,” it is actually worth more like $38 based on the current price of silver. (An ounce of gold is worth more than $1,500.) Now, however, Utah has passed a law intended to encourage residents to use gold or silver coins made by the Mint as cash ... Click for coin article

FHP: Rare coin collection spills in I-95 rollover,
Part of a $1 million coin collection spilled on Interstate 95 Thursday in a rollover crash near New Smyrna Beach, and state troopers warned motorists not to come looking for left-behind treasure. Demetri Cirillo, 47, called several friends to come pick up the valuable coins before an ambulance rushed him to Halifax Health Medical Center, Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Kim Montes said. He suffered minor injuries. The 4 p.m. crash just north of State Road 44 left Cirillo's Ford SUV overturned in the center grass median after his rear tire separated, Montes said. When troopers got to the scene, Cirillo told them his ... Click for coin article

Grant Coin Released,
May 19, 1883, was a day in history when Gen. Ulysses S. Grant took the Confederate stronghold of Vicksburg, Miss. May 19, 2011, was yet another proud day for the General and our 18th President, thanks to the U.S. Mint. Almost 500 people braved rainy weather on Friday, May 19, for the release of the Ulysses S. Grant $1 Coin. After a regal ceremony at the Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site in Grantwood Village, many of the attendees exchanged their cash for brand new 25-coin rolls of shiny, uncirculated Ulysses S. Grant $1 Coins. "We bought several rolls of coins and we are going to buy more," said ... Click for coin article

The Stunning 2011 Buck Moon $5 Sterling Silver and Niobium Coin from Canada,
The Royal Canadian Mint is proud to issue this 2011 Buck Moon limited-edition 5-dollar coin featuring a niobium metal inset, a Royal Canadian Mint first! On this stunning coin, a young buck stands poised before a full Summer moon. Future issues will show a hunter patiently tracking his quarry, a howling wolf set against a backdrop of a full Winter moon, and a cluster of phlox blossoming before a Spring moon. Each coloring will be selectively applied to the niobium insert to enhance the season’s theme. In North America, the First Nations tribes that comprise the Algonquin people looked to the moon to track ... Click for coin article

Different Silver Coins,
Starting a coin collection can be a great activity for your entire family. Coins are rich in history and you will receive hours of entertainment retelling their rich stories and backgrounds. A coin collection can gain value over time so you can enjoy passing your collection down to your children and even your children’s children. Whether you want to start a coin collection for the simple pleasure of just collecting or whether you want to use your collection for a second source of income during rough economical times, you should try and add valuable coins to your collection to keep its worth increasing over time. A ... Click for coin article

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