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Joseph Menna

Joseph Menna Named U.S. Mint’s Chief Engraver

The U.S. Mint recently named Joseph Menna as its Chief Engraver. Menna, who has worked for the Mint for 14 years, is a talented artist, his work earning him numerous Krause Publications’ Coin of the Year awards in various categories. He will now oversee the design development aspects

AmericanInnovationsDollar

U.S. Mint to Produce $1 American Innovation Coins

The United States Mint launched the first coin pursuant to the American Innovation $1 Coin Act (H.R. 770). This is the beginning of a 14-year dollar coin series that recognizes American innovation, commemorating innovation and innovators from each state, each U.S. territory, and the District

U.S. Mint Finally Has New Permanent Director

David J. Ryder is now the new Director of the U.S. Mint after being confirmed by the Senate on March 21, 2018. The Mint has not had a permanent director since Edmund C. Moy left it in January 2011. Long-Standing Vacancy at U.S. Mint  Ryder

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation

King of Mint Errors Certified by NGC

When the U.S. Mint makes a mistake, coin collectors often rejoice. Rare 1943 bronze cents are a stellar example, intriguing numismatists ever since 16-year-old Don Lutes Jr. found one in change from his school cafeteria in 1947. According to coin experts, there are 17 confirmed

War of 1812

U.S. and Canada Issue War of 1812 Coins

Whether America won the War of 1812 or lost it is a matter of perspective.  The important people and key battles also depend on point of view.  So the coins commemorating the event by the United States and Canada make an interesting collection. The War

Philadelphia Mint

1849: The Philadelphia Mint Strikes Gold

“1849: The Philadelphia Mint Strikes Gold” won the 2016 Numismatic Literary Guild Award.  Michael Moran and Jeff Garrett teamed up to write a book that chronicles how the discovery of gold in California impacted the U.S. Mint and the nation. “The arrival of Colonel Mason’s

Alexander Hamilton & Richard F. Turner

Alexander Hamilton Finally Gets a Law Degree

While many of the country’s founding fathers practiced law, until the 20th Century, a law degree was not required to do so.  Neither Alexander Hamilton or Franklin Delano Roosevelt had university law degree.  Alexander Hamilton will finally get one — Albany Law School plans to

Tom Uram

CCAC Member Tom Uram on the ANA Board of Governors

Tom Uram has been elected to the American Numismatic Association (ANA) Board of Governors for the 2017-19 election term. Uram is also a member of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee and President of the Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists (PAN). Uram was sworn-in to his new

Karim Abdul-Jabbar

Karim Abdul-Jabbar Appointed to CCAC

Author and Hall of Fame basketball player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the latest member of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC).  While many Americans know him as an author or as an NBA legend, the coin collector community knows him as a collector of 1850 to

Boystown

Boys Town Commemorative Coin Set is a First

At its March meeting in Washington DC, the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) considered the designs for a three coin set—gold $5, silver $1, and clad $1/2 dollar—to commemorate the one hundredth anniversary of Boys Town. It was the first time that obverses and reverses

Poland’s 10 zlotych silver coin

Poland Wins Most Inspirational 2014 dated COTY

Poland’s 10 zlotych silver coin (Y.902) was named the “Most Inspirational Coin” in the 2016 Krause Coin of the Year Awards. The award-winning silver coin, dated 2014, honors the birth of Jan Karski, who smuggled Holocaust evidence to the Allies in a hollow key. The

Coin of the Year 2015

Finland and the United States were the top winners in the first round of judging in the Coin of the Year competition. Each nation won two of the 10 categories, while Italy, Japan, Canada, Great Britain, Austria, and the Cook Islands each won in a

1792 Half Disme

Historic 1792 Half Disme Results in Record Sale

Earlier this year, a 1792 Half Disme sold for a record $1.41 million dollars at Heritage Auctions’ U.S. Coin Florida United Numismatists (FUN) Signature Auction. The historic coin is generally recognized as the first circulating American coin struck under authority of the Mint Act of

For Americans traveling to Turks & Caicos there is no need to worry about converting money or returning home from vacation with a pocket full of coins you will never use. The official currency is the U.S. dollar.

No Currency Conversion in Turks & Caicos

For Americans traveling to Turks & Caicos there is no need to worry about converting money or returning home from vacation with a pocket full of coins you will never use. The official currency is the U.S. dollar. Like 50 countries across the globe, he

Non-Professional Vitae

Photography English Language & Literature Numismatics   DONALD SCARINCI 201-806-3386201-806-3386 DonaldScarinci@Yahoo.com   Donald Scarinci was born in Jersey City, NJ in 1956. His book, “David Brearley and the Making of the United States Constitution” received favorable academic reviews when it was published in 2005. The

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Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee

CCAC United States Mint U.S. Department of the Treasury Donald Scarinci Coin   The CCAC was established in 2003 by Congress under Public Law 108-15 to advise the Secretary of the Treasury on the themes and designs of all US coins and medals. The CCAC

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Non-Professional Vitae

DONALD SCARINCI201-806-3386DonaldScarinci@Yahoo.com Photography English Language & Literature Numismatics English Language and Literature Montclair State University, BA with a double major inEnglish and Philosophy “New York University, MA in English Language and Literature Donald Scarinci has written articles on a broad range of topics from law