Monthly Archives: June 2015

Olympic coin sparks some controversy

Critics assail headless nude models on statue, coin. This article From the Memory Bank series was first published in the June 22, 2015 issue of Coin World, available here. The United States experienced a deep recession between 1980 and 1982. Rather than build new athletic venues, the United States Olympic Committee and the Los Angeles […]

U.S. Coin Basics: Native American Dollar Coin

Few Americans ever encountered a Sacagawea dollar coin in circulation. But Native Americans took pride in the fact that Sacagawea, the young Shoshone who was a guide and interpreter for the Lewis and Clark expedition to the Pacific Northwest from 1803 to 1806, was selected to grace the obverse of the circulating dollar coin introduced […]

U.S. Mint Presidential Medal Series

U.S. Mint medal series honors past presidents Program has 18th century origins but continues through George W. Bush. This article From the Memory Bank series was first published in the May 25, 2015 issue of Coin World, available here. The U.S. Mint Presidential Medal Series is among the United States Mint’s most historically important and […]