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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 winter 2014 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.


The Year Ahead

Piles of coins behind the word 2014.

So what will be coming up in 2014 in the world of coins?  Lots of things!  Here are some events on the horizon: 

With other changes and surprises sure to come, 2014 is definitely a year to look forward to!


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Quarters of the Quarter: Mount Rushmore and Great Smoky Mountains

Part of the Mount Rushmore and Great Smoky Mountains quarters.

The last quarter of 2013 honors a South Dakota favorite, Mount Rushmore National Memorial.  The faces of four presidents carved into the mountain’s granite surface provide us with a lasting source of inspiration and pride.

Learn more on the Mount Rushmore National Memorial quarter page and through the November Coin of the Month.

Tennessee brings its quarter design to its border with North Carolina to honor Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  Besides ridge after ridge of misty mountains, the park boasts many log cabins and churches, relics of the area’s life as a homesteading community before it became a national park.


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$1 Coin Events: Woodrow Wilson

Part of the Wilson 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 28th president Woodrow Wilson.

Wilson served during the tumultuous time of 1913 to 1921.  Events in the news included the opening of the Panama Canal (1914), World War I (1914 to 1918), women picketing for voting suffrage (legislated in 1920), and civil wars in Latin American countries.  Wilson used developing technologies like radio, movies, typewriters, telephones, automobiles, and electronic voice amplification.

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 Woodrow Wilson Presidential $1 Coin page.

Coming up next time: the Warren Harding Presidential $1 Coin.


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Word Fill-In Puzzle

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

Check your answers with the answer key.


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