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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 summer 2012 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:  Grover Cleveland

Image shows part of the Cleveland Presidential $1 coin.

Which Presidential $1 Coin has been created most recently?  During the last quarter, it was the coin that bears the name and portrait of 22nd president Grover Cleveland.  The Statue of Liberty is on the back and some inscriptions are incused (stamped) into the coin’s edge.

Cleveland focused on stopping bad laws rather than introducing good changes, leading government reform in terms of honesty, economy, and efficiency.  He was so successful at this type of reform that he symbolized it for generations.  Cleveland vetoed more bills than all the 21 presidents before him put together.

You can download outlines to color from the Presidential $1 Coin Resource Center, which is also linked from the Coloring Pages page.

Read more about President Grover Cleveland’s coin on its Presidential $1 Coin page.  Coming up next time:  the Benjamin Harrison Presidential $1 Coins.


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A Beautiful Game for 2012

Image shows part of the opening screen for the game Triple Play.

A tropical forest in Puerto Rico, ancient ruins in New Mexico, islands in Maine, volcanoes in Hawaii, wilderness in Alaska...what do all of these have in common?  They describe some of America’s greatest national sites.

These sites are also subjects for the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coins of 2012.  What’s more, those quarters are the main characters in "Triple Play," the beautiful 2012 game in the series of America the Beautiful Quarters games.

Pick one of the five quarters.  Can you remember what’s in the design?  Study it for as long as you like.  When you think you’re ready, see if you can pick part of the image from three choices.  If you guess all three parts, it’s a triple play!

"Easy," you say?  Better find out for sure first!  Click to play "Triple Play"!


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Summer Fun

Image shows Nero in a hammock flipping a coin.

Looking for something fun to do this summer?  Look no farther than the "Fun with Coins" page!  You say you’ve been there in past summers?  Well, something’s new!

The page has been expanded in 2012 with more links to fun features.  Instead of revealing exactly what features they are, we’ll leave to you to find out!  So to keep these summer days from getting way too long, key up the Fun with Coins page!


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Quarter of the Quarter:  Acadia

Photo shows part of the Acadia National Park quarter.

Quarter number 13 in the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program is the third quarter of 2012.  It honors Maine’s Acadia National Park.

The name "Acadia" comes to us from the French, who attempted one of the first settlements of the New World there.  The settlement eventually moved on, but because of the area’s natural beauty, bountiful fishing, and other features, people just couldn’t stay away.

Did you know that most of Acadia National Park is on islands?  Find out more with June’s Coin of the Month.  Did you know that the tallest mountain on the Atlantic coast of the United States is in Acadia?  Get even more of the story on the Acadia National Park quarter page!


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Summer 2012 Puzzle

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

Check your answers with the answer key.


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