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196-160225 In the Treasure Corner - Design a United States Coin!

Who designs our coins? 

The Chief Engraver of the United States?  Sometimes.

An artist or sculptor invited by the US Mint?  Sometimes.

You?  Maybe!  

The World War One Centennial Commission has bravely invited all voting-age Americans to enter the competition to design a new silver dollar.  

I cover the basic details of the contest in this episode.  Complete rules are at http://usmint.gov.

Wouldn't it be something to be metal detecting and dig a coin and say, "Oh!  This is one I designed!"

 

For a short video on digging coins, and articles on metal detecting accessories and getting better depth from your detector, visit http://treasuremanual.com.

Direct download: 196designacoin.mp3
Category:treasure -- posted at: 12:43am CDT
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195-160211 In the Treasure Corner - James B. Longacre, Engraver With a Problem

Mr. Longacre was in trouble.  His boss didn't like him.  And his boss was Director of the United States Mint.  

But Mr. Longacre had friends in high places.  Like the Presidency.  

Here's the story of the man who served under eight presidents and designed eight of our United States coins, all the while fighting every day to save his job. 

(By the way, that's a self-portrait of Mr. Longacre, along with a few of the coins he designed.)

 

For a short video on digging coins, and articles on metal detecting accessories and getting better depth from your detector, visit http://treasuremanual.com.

Direct download: 195longacre.mp3
Category:treasure -- posted at: 11:25pm CDT
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