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Fifth 2017 Quarter Released Featuring George Rogers Clark

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United States Mint Coins. Credit: Twitter / @usmint

The fifth and overall fortieth coin from the U.S. Mint’s series of America the Beautiful Quarters® honored the national site, George Rogers Clark National Historical Park by featuring it in the quarter. The emblematic coins depicting the national park in Indiana debuted recently on November 13, 2017, and are reportedly available in rolls and bags.

The Background

The quarter depicts frontiersmen, crossing the flooded Wabash River, under the command of Col. George Rogers Clark, to confront the British at Fort Sackville in 1779. Clark’s victory at Fort Sackville, which is the modern-day Vincennes, Indiana, is considered one of the greatest feats of the American Revolution. The George Rogers Clark National Historical Park named as a National Park in 1966, is located on the Indiana-Illinois state line and midway between Terre Haute and Evansville, and serves as a reminder of the significant historical event.

The Artists

The coin was designed by award-winning artist, designer, and illustrator, Frank Morris, Artistic Infusion Program designer, and sculpted by Michael Gaudioso, United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver. In the 2017 ATB quarter program context, Gaudioso stated that it was fun and interesting to work on the era coins.

Characteristics

The design features George Rogers Clark leading his men through the flooded plains and approaching the Fort Sackville.

The reverse inscriptions around the design include, (a) George Rogers Clark, (b) Indiana, (c) E Pluribus Unum, and (d) 2017. The obverse inscriptions include, (a) the United States of America, (b) Liberty, (c) In God We Trust, and (d) Quarter Dollar. In America, the Beautiful Quarters share a common obverse (heads) side image of George Washington that was created by sculptor John Flanagan. Also, the mintmarks of ‘P,’ ‘D,’ or ‘S’ show the location of the coin’s production at the corresponding U.S. Mint facility of Philadelphia, Denver or San Francisco.

Australian Lunar 2017 Year of the Rooster 1oz Silver Typeset Collection

Credit: The Perth Mint

Credit: The Perth Mint

The newest edition of the Australian Lunar series silver collection is here, and the coins are unique as well as beautiful. This year they are celebrating ‘the rooster’, the ninth animal of the Chinese zodiac in the 12-year cycle. Continue reading

Chinese Silver Panda – Series of Silver Coins

Chinese silver panda. Credit: China Gold Coin Corp

Chinese silver panda. Credit: China Gold Coin Corp

The Chinese Silver Panda is a series of silver bullion coins. The design of the panda is changed every year. The People’s Republic of China has struck its own gold and silver bullion coins since early 80’s for the international trade.
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‘America the Beautiful Quarters’ 2017 Coins Designs Released by US Mint

“America the Beautiful Quarters” 2017 Coins.   Credit: United States Mint

“America the Beautiful Quarters” 2017 Coins. Credit: United States Mint

‘The America the Beautiful Quarters’ are the series of 25-cent coins issued by the United States Mint since 2010 and will be minted till 2021; it can get extended up to 2032 if decided by the Secretary of the Treasury. Continue reading

Proof Silver £5 Coins with Watercolors by The Royal Mint

Portrait of Britain 2016 UK £5 Silver Collection. Credit: Royal Mint

Portrait of Britain 2016 UK £5 Silver Collection. Credit: Royal Mint

The Royal Mint in their latest 2016 series of coins issued a set of four Proof silver coins – “Portrait of Britain 2016 UK £5 Silver Collection”. Glyn Davies and Laura Clancy a coin designer duo of the Royal Mint captured watercolor-style portraits of the Britain’s best-loved natural landmarks. Continue reading

Speculations on Silver Prices – as “What is really Sky High”

silver coins

silver coins

Silver prices hitting $20 per ounce leave market speculating so as how much silver will rise in the year 2016. Due to the overall economic scenario in the world and especially after Brexit, silver has had double the percentage gain as compared to gold. Continue reading

The Grey Precious Metal – Silver Prices Likely to Continue to Soar Further in 2016!

Silver coins

Silver coins

There are various factors affecting the silver prices in the commodity trading, investment, jewellery and industry. The year 2016 has seen the continuous uptrend in this grey precious metal price.  The silver prices soared by 27% in the first four months of this year. Continue reading

Silver Prices Trend in the Year 2016 and the Controlling Factors

Silver coins

Silver coins

Silver, a precious metal and also very much valued in the industries due its peculiar properties. Silver is also having high demand among investors due very high fluctuations in the world economy. Continue reading

Silver A Trusted Metal for Investment and also a Form of Money

Silver bars, coins, bullions

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Silver the whitest, most malleable and most conductive metal known. Silver has had a variety of uses in history. It has been always a form of money and used widely in jewelry. Continue reading