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Making Cents - All the news that's fit to mint! - What's news at the United States Mint!

Welcome to the spring 2011 issue of Making Cents, the online newsletter that tells you what's new and striking at the United States Mint.  Be sure to check back every 3 months for a new issue.


$1 Coin Events

Image shows part of the Johnson $1 coin.

Which Presidential $1 Coin has been released most recently?  During the last quarter, it was the coin that bears the name and portrait of 17th president Andrew Johnson.

Officials from the United States Mint and the National Park Service held a special ceremony to mark the release of the Andrew Johnson Presidential $1 Coin. The Andrew Johnson National Historic Site was the site of the coin release event.

This coin is number 17 in the Presidential $1 Coin Program.  Johnson was the first president after Abraham Lincoln, and had to decide how to handle reconstruction after the Civil War.

Read more about President Johnson on the coin's Presidential $1 Coin page.
Coming up next time: the Ulysses S. Grant Presidential $1 Coin.


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Get the Picture?

Image shows part of the screen from the 2011 quarters game.

Can you take a hint?  The newest game on the United States Mint H.I.P. Pocket Change™ Web site uses hints to introduce you to the 2011 quarters.  The game is called "Quick on the Draw."

In this game,  you get not only word hints, but parts of the coins' designs appear as if drawn on the screen. If you know the designs, you can easily guess which quarter is being drawn.  If not...take a chance!  You may learn something!


So jump into Quick on the Draw on the Games page and get the picture!


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Quarters of the Quarter: Glacier National Park

Photo shows part of the mountain goat and scenery on the Glacier National Park quarter.

Quarter number 7 in the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program honors Montana's Glacier National Park.

If you were expecting to see mountains of ice at this park, you would be right.  You can find many glaciers in this mountainous northwestern park.  But there are a lot more than glaciers in this park that make it worth a visit!

Read more about the coin and the park on the Glacier National Park quarter page


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Spring 2011 Puzzle

We hope you've enjoyed this issue of Making Cents.  All the words in the puzzle are used in this issue, so you should already have a clue!

Check your answers with the answer key.

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