Monthly Archives: September 2015

Coin Basics: 50 States Quarter Program prove Americans like change

The 50 States quarter program proved Americans like change. From the outset in 1999, the public embraced the new designs, providing undeniable proof the mindset long engrained at the United States Treasury — that Americans would find new circulating designs confusing and therefore reject them was premised on nothing more than bureaucratic inertia. Rep. Michael […]

Marketing the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics

Mint innovates to raise interest, money for Games, angering authorizing bill’s sponsor. This article From the Memory Bank series was first published in the September 28, 2015 issue of Coin World, available here. From the perspective of the Los Angeles and U.S. Olympic committees, the commemorative coin program was always about money. Money, that is, […]