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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 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.


Game Over!

Image shows the kids' baseball coin design challenge logo.

Young art and baseball fans got to enter a United States Mint artistic competition on the subject of baseball.  It began on April 11 and ran through June 28.  (There was also a competition for those 14 and older, which ended on May 11.) 

Now that the entry period for the kids' challenge is over, stop by the main page for more information about the winners, selected based on your votes. 




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$1 Coin Events:  Theodore Roosevelt

Image shows part of the Theodore Roosevelt 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 26th president Theodore Roosevelt. 

Roosevelt was famous as a just arbitrator between business and labor.  A personally and politically active man, he led the United States into a more active role in world politics, backed the construction of the Panama Canal, won the Nobel Peace Prize for mediating the Russo-Japanese War, and sent the Great White Fleet on a goodwill tour of the world. 

Roosevelt was also active regarding conservation.  He added enormously to the national forests in the West and promoted major irrigation projects. 

You can download an outline of this coin to color from the Presidential $1 Coin Resource Center.  Read more about this man and his coin on the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential $1 Coin page. 

Coming up next time:  the William Howard Taft Presidential $1 Coin. 

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Quarters of the Quarter:  Perry's Victory; Great Basin

Photo shows parts of the Perry's Victory and Great Basin quarters.

The second quarter released in 2013 celebrates peace among three nations and a naval victory on Lake Erie.  This Ohio monument is well worth further investigation! 

Learn more on the Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial quarter page and through the March Coin of the Month. 

In May, 2013's third quarter-dollar coin was released into circulation.  It celebrates Great Basin National Park, a Nevada park with a wide variety of natural features, including caves, mountains, deserts...even ghost towns. 

Learn more through the Great Basin National Park quarter page and the June Coin of the Month.


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Summer 2013 Puzzle

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

Check your answers with the answer key


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