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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 2013 issue of Making Cents, the online newsletter that tells you whats new and striking at the United States Mint.  Be sure to check back every 3 months for a new issue.

Batter Up, Artists!

Image shows a baseball close up.

Get ready, art and baseball fans!  Starting April 11, the United States Mint is holding an artistic competition on the subject of baseball. 

The occasion is a new commemorative coin to be released in 2014 that will honor the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.  There is one competition for those aged 14 and older and a separate one for younger artists. 

How do you enter? The details are on the Kids' Baseball Coin Design Challenge page. And, to help you warm up for the challenge, there's an online Spring Training Camp where you can learn about baseball coins and medals, how to design coins, and more! 

So grab your mouse and join the fun. Your design might be the one that hits a coin design home run! 

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$1 Coin Events:  William McKinley

Image shows the front of the William McKinley 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 25th president William McKinley. 

McKinley's presidency oversaw an economy recovering from a depression and a war over Cuban independence that resulted in the United States gaining several new territories.

You can download an outline of this coin to color from the Presidential $1 Coin Resource Center.  Read more about President McKinley's coin on its Presidential $1 Coin page and as the February's Coin of the Month

Coming up next time:  the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential $1 Coin.

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Quarter of the Quarter:  White Mountain

Photo shows the central scene on the White Mountain quarter.

The first quarter released in 2013 was the White Mountain National Forest quarter.  The forest is located mostly in New Hampshire. 

In the coin's design, the peaceful mountain scene framed by birch trees indicates the beauty of this forest, which also boasts human artifacts of days gone by. Learn more through the White Mountain National Forest quarter page and the January Coin of the Month.

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Spring 2013 Puzzle

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

Check your answers with the answer key

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