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United States Mint Unveils 2017 American Liberty 225th Anniversary Gold Coin

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Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, Deputy Treasury Secretary Sarah Bloom Raskin and United States Mint (Mint) Principal Deputy Director Rhett Jeppson today unveiled designs for the 2017 American Liberty 225th Anniversary Gold Coin in the historic Department of the Treasury’s Cash Room.  The ceremony, led by Mint Chief of Staff Elisa Basnight, kicked off a year-long series of events in celebration of the Mint’s 225th anniversary in 2017.

“We are very proud of the fact that the United States Mint is rooted in the Constitution,” said Principal Deputy Director Jeppson.  “Our founding fathers realized the critical need for our fledgling nation to have a respected monetary system, and over the last 225 years, the Mint has never failed in its mission.”

The 2017 American Liberty 225th Anniversary Gold Coin design is unique in that it portrays Liberty as an African-American woman, a departure from previous classic designs.  The obverse (heads) design depicts a profile of Liberty wearing a crown of stars, with the inscriptions “LIBERTY,” “1792,” “2017,” and “IN GOD WE TRUST.”  The reverse (tails) design depicts a bold and powerful eagle in flight, with eyes toward opportunity and a determination to attain it.  Inscriptions include “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “E PLURIBUS UNUM,” “1OZ. .9999 FINE GOLD,” and “100 DOLLARS.”

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The obverse was designed by Mint Artistic Infusion Program (AIP) Designer Justin Kunz and sculpted by Mint Sculptor-Engraver Phebe Hemphill, while the reverse was designed by AIP Designer Chris Costello and sculpted by Mint Sculptor-Engraver Michael Gaudioso.

The 2017 American Liberty 225th Anniversary Gold Coin will be struck in .9999 fine 24-karat gold at the West Point Mint in high relief, with a proof finish.  The one-ounce coin will be encapsulated and placed in a custom designed, black wood presentation case.  A 225th anniversary booklet with Certificate of Authenticity will accompany each coin.

The 2017 American Liberty 225th Anniversary Gold Coin is the first in a series of 24-karat gold coins that will feature designs which depict an allegorical Liberty in a variety of contemporary forms-including designs representing Asian-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, and Indian-Americans among others-to reflect the cultural and ethnic diversity of the United States.  These 24-karat gold coins will be issued biennially. A corresponding series of medals struck in .999 silver, with the same designs featured on the gold coins, will also be available.

The Mint will announce additional information about the 2017 American Liberty 225th Anniversary Gold Coin prior to its release on April 6.

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Pop Culture Hobo Nickels By Paolo Curcio

Artist Paolo Curcio craves tiny bas-relief sculptures into coins—a traditional art form known as the hobo nickel. Curcio’s coins feature intricately detailed hobos, skulls and a variety of pop culture characters. Plastic castings of his works are available online

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Royal Canadian Mint Unveils New Collector Coins To Celebrate 75th Anniversary Of Superman

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The Royal Canadian Mint has released seven exciting new coins to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the world’s most celebrated Super Hero, Superman.

Co-created by Canadian Joe Shuster and his American collaborator Jerry Siegel, the Man of Steel is now honored on collector coins which were unveiled today at Toronto’s Yonge-Dundas Square by Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander and Mr. Ian E. Bennett, President and CEO of the Royal Canadian Mint.

Coins from the exciting new Superman series can now be ordered directly from the Mint at 1-800-267-1871 in Canada, 1-800-268-6468 in the US, or on the Internet at www.mint.ca/superman.

The coins will also be available as of September 10, 2013, at the Royal Canadian Mint’s boutiques in Ottawa, Winnipeg and Vancouver, as well as through the Mint’s global network of dealers and distributors, including participating Canada Post outlets.

After capturing the imagination of the world for more than seven decades, the story of Superman is being celebrated on seven exciting collector coins produced by the Royal Canadian Mint. From his early years to the modern day, every dimension of Superman on his 75th anniversary is reflected on these spectacular collectibles in gold, silver and cupro-nickel.

In a remarkable design feat, the Mint has added Kryptonian engraving which reads “75 years of Superman” to the edge of the reverse design of several of the coins.  As well, each coin is packaged in a distinctly illustrated beauty box featuring the most memorable sights and symbols of the Man of Steel.

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2013 $75 14KT GOLD COIN – 75th ANNIVERSARY OF SUPERMAN: THE EARLY YEARS

To craft the world’s first gold coin depicting Superman, the Mint has chosen a $75 face value, 14KT gold coin featuring a full colour image of the DC Comics Super Hero soaring over Metropolis as his Canadian-born co-creator, Joe Shuster, pictured him on the cover of the Superman No. 1 comic book. That legendary image is framed by a meticulously engraved rendering of Superman’s crystalline Fortress of Solitude, whose three contrasting finishes add an impressive level of dimension to this exclusive collectible. Limited to a world-wide mintage of 2,000 examples, this coin retails for $ 750.00 CDN.

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2013 $10 FINE SILVER COIN – 75th ANNIVERSARY OF SUPERMAN: VINTAGE

Another classic image is captured on a 99.99% pure, $10 face value silver coin featuring Superman breaking out of chains as he defeats another legion of villains. This vintage portrait of the Superman legend is beautifully engraved on a coin limited ton 15,000 examples world-wide, each retailing fornmintage of 15,000 coins for $44.75 CDN.

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2013 $15 FINE SILVER COIN – 75th ANNIVERSARY OF SUPERMAN: MODERN DAY

This tribute to today’s Superman features the most contemporary image of the famed DC Comics Super Hero.  Again, a full colour image of the Man of Steel leaps from the flawless background of a proof silver coin and evokes the thrilling action of Superman in full flight.  This 99.99% pure silver coin is packaged in a beauty box adorned by a classic image of his alter ego Clark Kent and the unmistakable “S-Shield”. Limited to a world-wide mintage of 15,000, this $15 face value coin retails for $69.75 CDN.

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2013 $20 FINE SILVER COIN – 75th ANNIVERSARY OF SUPERMAN: MAN OF STEEL

The iconic cover of Superman No. 204 shows a Jim Lee illustration of the Super Hero standing guard over Metropolis in vivid colour on a 99.99% pure silver coin.  Superman’s chiseled physique and flowing red cape are enhanced by the application of colour over an engraved relief of this modern-day image.  With a $20 face value and world-wide mintage of only 10,000 pieces, this coin is offered at $109.75 CDN.

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 2013 $20 FINE SILVER COIN – 75th ANNIVERSARY OF SUPERMAN: THE SHIELD

No numismatic tribute to Superman would be complete without a coin boldly displaying Superman’s iconic “S-Shield”. The Mint has achieved this by rendering that universally recognized symbol in vibrant yellow and red enamel virtually floating over the mirror-like field of a proof-finish 99.99% pure silver coin.  The diamond-shaped shield with its stylized “S”, which Superman’s co-creators adopted in the 1940’s, remains the unmistakable signature of Superman, which can be found on only 10,000 of these $20 face value fine silver coins, each retailing for $119.75 CDN.

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2013 $20 FINE SILVER COIN – 75th ANNIVERSARY OF SUPERMAN:METROPOLIS

The celebration of modern-day Superman is anchored by yet another Royal Canadian Mint innovation; the world’s first coin to feature an achromatic hologram. The Mint has taken a technology first developed for passports and other high security documents to new heights to give a flat surface the amazing look of a fully engraved, 3-D image.  Set against a conventional hologram showing the Daily Planet building and the Metropolis skyline, the achromatic hologram of Superman flying over Metropolis creates the otherworldly impression that he is flying out of the coin.  That sensational effect is created on a 99.99% pure silver coin with a $20 face value, of which only 10,000 examples are available, each retailing for $129.75 CDN.

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CUPRO-NICKEL

2013 COIN AND STAMP SET – 75th ANNIVERSARY OF SUPERMAN: THEN AND NOW

The iconic cover art of Superman No. 1 also appears on a 50-cent cupro-nickel coin whose theme of “Then and Now” is brought to life by the addition of lenticular image technology.  Packaged with a Canada Post stamp commemorative also featuring Superman No. 1, this coin shifts from Joe Shuster’s original design to a modern interpretation of the same pose by celebrated Superman artist and DC Entertainment’s Co-Publisher Jim Lee. This unique coin and stamp set coin is being produced on demand and retails for $29.75 CDN.

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Amazon Announces Amazon Coins

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If you own a Kindle Fire, you’ll find a little unexpected something in your account right now — 500 Amazon Coins, worth $5. You can use the coins to buy apps and games, as well as items inside apps and games. And if you want to purchase additional coins for yourself or your family, you get to do so at a discount.

Purchased coins are immediately deposited into your account and they never expire. You can choose to spend them immediately or save them up for later.

Additional coins can be ordered HERE in 500, 1,000, 2,500, 5,000 and 10,000 increments.

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