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The appearance of the dollar coin, coupled with the redesign of paper money and the enthusiastic reception of the state quarter program have canada goose factory sale combined to make Americans more aware of the money they dig out of their wallets and purses.

A poll conducted by Coinstar, canada goose coats the canada goose uk outlet network of coin counting machines, shows that some would vote canada goose outlet nyc for a $5 uk canada goose outlet coin, some would like all the coins to be redesigned and some would even favor the introduction canada goose black friday sale of $25, $75 and $200 bills.

Since Sen. Phil Gramm, R Texas, is also leading an effort in the Senate that may result in redesign of some coinage, the air seems full of interest in novelty.

Governments are often loath to make significant changes in coinage designs. American coins, particularly, have portrayed stability with images of presidents or the Founding Fathers. Bullion coins, struck for collectors and investors, have gone further afield, reviving famous early designs Canada Goose Online of mythic figures, eagles and Indians.

The need for Benjamin Franklin and presidents Washington, Jefferson and Lincoln to be on coinage has been balanced by the Mint’s willingness to portray 20th century presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy. As time passes, attitudes change toward recent presidents, and the result may mean the appearance of other presidents or heroes to replace them.

Polls don’t translate into real desire. The $2 bill has long been an canada goose outlet store uk exotic and little used bill.

The French Mint will issue a 10 franc silver coin ($45) that portrays the Prince with red hair and wearing a green coat. It is the first colored coin from the Mint. A 100 franc gold canada goose outlet store coin ($375) shows the Prince on his home planet. A mint set of nine coins ($35) will Canada Goose online include the Prince coins, canada goose outlet online and a 50 franc bill will be issued for $15.

The medal, Canada Goose Outlet which is also the first American medal for valor, was presented to Col. John Armstrong for his expedition against the Indians at Kittanning. canada Canada Goose sale goose jacket outlet The medal was struck after Philadelphia’s Common Council passed a resolution offering money to the soldiers and the cheap canada goose widows after the battle. The medal shows a battle scene with canada goose outlet in usa cabins burning, and a reverse depicting the seal of Philadelphia.

Only 20 of these silver medals were distributed. The canada goose outlet uk sale example that was sold at Baltimore’s Marriott canada goose outlet shop Inner Harbor Hotel is part of the enormous collection of Lucien M. Lariviere, a Rhode Island resident whose collection was partly dispersed in a sale in 1999. This sale offered 3,700 lots of United States coinage, colonial coins, medals and some ancient coins as well.

Although the silver medal is canada goose outlet online uk a great rarity, two copper restrikes cheap canada goose of the canada goose outlet jackets same medal also were sold. The Lariviere collection includes peace medals from the time of the French and Indian Wars struck in England, and a host of other medals.


Italy has carried off the Coin of the Year prize for coins struck in 1999.

Its 5,000 lire silver coin depicts the world of communications. A Roman chariot’s wheel, a ship’s helm and a satellite dish appear on the reverse, while doves circling the globe adorn the obverse.

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