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January 2007 Highlights
1. A New Year, A New Commemorative Coin
Jamestown 400th Anniversary Commemorative Coins

We rang in 2007 with the release of the Jamestown 400th Anniversary Commemorative Coins on January 10th, our first new coin program this year. These historical coins — a silver dollar and a $5 gold coin, each offered in either proof or uncirculated condition — honor the founding of the first permanent English settlement in North America.

The obverse of the silver dollar, "Three Faces of Diversity," represents the three cultures that came together at Jamestown, while the reverse shows the three ships that brought the first settlers across the Atlantic Ocean. On the $5 gold coin, the obverse depicts an image of Captain John Smith greeting an American Indian who is carrying a bag of corn, while the reverse features a current rendering of Jamestown Memorial Church, the only remaining original structure in Jamestown. Both of these coins have mintage limits and will be sold only this year, so order yours today.

2. Westward Bound
50 State Quarters® Annual Coin Sets

The United States Mint is journeying westward in 2007, stopping in Montana, Washington, Idaho, Wyoming and Utah to commemorate each state with a collectible quarter. These beautiful coins feature striking designs that showcase the natural beauty of our Nation. All five of these quarters were struck multiple times and have a brilliant, mirror-like background. Together, these five quarters comprise the 2007 United States Mint 50 State Quarters Proof Set™. We also offer a similar set with quarters containing 90 percent silver. Continue your journey by visiting our online store today.

3. Presidential $1 Coin Education Tour Launched
Washington Presidential $1 Coin

The United States Mint may be coming to a city near you! On January 23, 2007, we embarked on a 10-city Presidential $1 Coin education tour. At each of these events from Boston, MA, to Houston, TX, local residents will have the opportunity to see and hold the new George Washington $1 Coin, even before its official release on February 15, 2007. A George Washington historian will visit a local school and talk about the life of President Washington, and take-home educational materials will also be available. Please sign up for the Presidential $1 Coin Newsletter to keep up-to-date on this exciting new series.

4. First Day Coin Covers are Unique Collectibles
United States Mint First Day Coin Covers

There are few things that excite coin collectors more than the words “limited edition.” So, when you throw in a promise that coins were produced on the first day of mintage, interest reaches even greater heights. And yet those are only two of the features that make United States Mint First Day Coin Covers such unique collectibles. We are proud to offer First Day Coin Covers for all of the 50 State Quarters® that have been released so far, as well as all five Westward Journey Nickel Series™ coins. Current covers also include a United States Lady Liberty and Flag postage stamp and are postmarked from a historically relevant city on the first day that coin was released to the Federal Reserve Bank and to the public. This year, we will release covers with quarters from Montana, Washington, Idaho, Wyoming and Utah, and we will launch a new series of covers for the Presidential $1 Coin series. Expand your collection today to include these unique collectibles, and look for exciting new releases throughout the year.

5. What’s New Besides the Year?
Montana and Goldie

The United States Mint H.I.P. Pocket Change™ Web site for kids always starts off the new year with lots of activity. Here’s a quick list of what to look for in 2007:

  • Games like PuzzleMint and Cents of Color will be updated with the new 2007 quarter designs.
  • New pages for each of the 2007 quarters will be added to the 50 State Quarters® Program section of "The Coins Are Coming" section in Coin News.
  • For teachers, new free lesson plans for grades K through 6 have been added for each of the new quarters.
  • January's Coin of the Month just happens to be the first of these new coins, as Goldie presents the Montana quarter.
  • As always, the "What's New for You" page in the Teachers area provides a quick overview of each month’s new features and updates. (And you can subscribe to this page by email through the Teachers Network!)
You may also find the site running more quickly and smoothly, thanks to a behind-the-scenes overhaul of the site structure. So don’t be a stranger...stop by often! You’re always welcome at H.I.P. Pocket Change.

6. A New Adventure in Time
Suffragettes and Nero

What’s new in the Time Machine? It’s an adventure in women’s suffrage. The time is 1917, and the debate is heating up. Join Nero and friends on their quest for knowledge in Washington, DC, 1917!

See Past Issues
Jamestown 400th Anniversary Commemorative Coins Two New 50 State Quarter Sets Presidential $1 Coin Education Tour First Day Coin Covers New at H.I.P. Pocket Change New Time Machine Adventure