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Image shows the interior of the 2013 Girl Scouts of the USA Young Collectors Set.

There's something special for every coin collector at the United States Mint. Introduce your young ones to the hobby of collecting with the 2013 Girl Scouts of the USA Young Collectors Set. Each colorful folder includes a 2013 Girl Scouts of the USA Uncirculated Silver Dollar with interesting historical information about Girl Scouts of the USA from the past 100 years. This product is limited to 50,000 units. Place your order today by visiting our online catalog, www.usmint.gov/catalog.


Image shows the front face of the 2013 5-Star Generals Profile Collection.

Experienced and beginning collectors alike can enhance their collections with the 2013 5-Star Generals Profile Collection. Each set contains an uncirculated silver dollar and clad half-dollar from the 5-Star Generals Commemorative Coin Program and a bronze replica of the 1962 General Douglas MacArthur Congressional Gold Medal. Informative profile cards on each general are included with each collection, featuring photos, historic military information and interesting facts about each. The set is limited to 50,000 units. Find out additional information about this special set or place your order by visiting us at www.usmint.gov/catalog.


Image shows obverse and reverse of the 2013 American Eagle Platinum One Ounce Proof Coin.

Take your collection to new heights with the addition of the exquisite 2013 American Eagle Platinum One Ounce Proof Coin. Lady Liberty, a symbol of vigilance and resolute faithfulness to duty, has been gracefully depicted on this platinum coin since its debut in 1997. The 2013 reverse (tails) design is emblematic of the principle "To Promote the General Welfare," the fifth of six principles of American democracy found in the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution. It depicts Young America against a backdrop of interlocking gears, symbolizing the interconnection of power between the states and the national government. The coin also features an American Eagle privy mark from an original "coin punch" identified at the United States Mint at Philadelphia. Purchase your treasured keepsake now by visiting our online catalog at www.usmint.gov/catalog.


Image shows the interior of the 2013 Congratulations Set.

There are special gifts for every coin enthusiast at the United States Mint. Now you can celebrate any special occasion, including retirement, anniversary, graduation or any other milestone or achievement, with the 2013 Congratulations Set. Each folder features a 2013 American Eagle One Ounce Silver Proof Coin packaged in a festive outer sleeve with space to write a special personalized message to the recipient. Visit our online catalog for this and other gift ideas that will mark any milestone.


Image shows obverse and reverse of the 2013 American Buffalo One Ounce Gold Reverse Proof Coin.

Collectors all over the country are eagerly anticipating the release of the 2013 American Buffalo One Ounce Gold Reverse Proof Coin. Its production marks the 100th anniversary of the designs appearing on the original Type I Buffalo nickel. Each coin is struck in .999 fine 24-karat gold and is detailed with a frosted background and mirror-like design elements. Each coin is presented in an elegant matte finish hardwood box with a faux leather inset. The coin will be available for a four-week period beginning August 8 and ending September 5. For more information on this unique coin, visit us at www.usmint.gov/catalog.


08/05/2013 2013 5-Star Generals Profiles Collection
08/06/2013 2013 William Howard Taft $1 Coin Cover
08/08/2013 2013 American Buffalo One Ounce Gold Reverse Proof Coin
08/15/2013 2013 Presidential $1 Four-Coin Sets
08/26/2013 2013 America the Beautiful Quarters® Bags and Rolls – Ft. McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine (MD)


United States Mint H.I.P. Pocket Change

150 Years of Independence

Image shows the obverse of the 1926 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar.

Bill the Mint Buffalo presents this month's selected coin. It was created as part of the sesquicentennial celebration of American independence and features a fairly uncommon double portrait.

Learn about the men depicted on the front of this coin, one of whom should be very familiar to kids. The image on the back should also ring a bell! Check out July's Coin of the Month!


New Making Cents
Image is a composite of detail sections of the Great Basin quarter reverse, the Perry's Victory quarter reverse, and the Roosevelt Presidential $1 Coin.

The summer issue of Making Cents, the quarterly e-newsletter, has arrived! See what's new… like an article about the gallery of entries to our Kids' Baseball Coin Design Challenge for ages 13 and under. The entry period ended on June 28, but the entries are still available for viewing on Challenge.gov. Check out the challenge's Submission Gallery.

Back in the newsletter, read about the newest quarters and $1 coin. And don't forget to try your hand at this issue's word puzzle!


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