Following JFK’s assassination, U.S. Mint and Treasury officials, as well as the Senate, House and President, worked swiftly to memorialize him on a coin.
Read an excerpt from “Nixon In New York” about Richard Nixon being in Dallas on the same day that JFK was assassinated.
The Eisenhower dollar was the culmination of a long-running battle over the use of silver in coins.
One thing I’ve learned is that federal politicians have a lot of power when it comes to coinage. Case in point: Sen. Jim McClure.
How the Susan B. Anthony Dollar became the New Coke of coins.
As the 1980s began, commemorative coins were deader than disco, Francisco Franco and The Eagles. But then George Washington’s 250th birthday changed everything.
Like many collectors who came of age in the 80s and 90s, my introduction into coin collecting came with bicentennial coins.