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May 2008 Highlights.
1. 2008 American Eagle Platinum Proof Coins
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The 2008 American Eagle Platinum Proof Coins feature Lady Justice, a classic symbol dating back to Greek and Roman times. In her right hand, the scales are suspended from one finger, representing the delicate balance of the law. In the other hand she holds the sword, signifying the power of those decision makers.

Each spectacular 2008 American Eagle Platinum Proof Coin contains 99.95 percent pure platinum and come in four sizes – one ounce, one-half ounce, one-quarter ounce, one-tenth ounce, as well as a four-coin proof set, which contains one coin in each denomination. Order your coins today!


2. New Mexico First Day Coin Cover
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The 2008 New Mexico Official First Day Coin Cover is the 47th in the series. This limited-edition cover – only 35,000 will be produced – features two New Mexico quarters from the first day of mintage – March 3, 2007. Each cover includes two quarters, one each from the United States Mints at Philadelphia and Denver, on a handsome display card with the U.S. 41-cent American Flag postage stamp. The postmark of April 7, 2008, Zia Pueblo, NM, marks the day the New Mexico quarters were first released to the Federal Reserve Bank and to the public.


3. John Quincy Adams Bags and Rolls
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The John Quincy Adams Presidential $1 Coin features a likeness of Adams on the obverse and a reverse design with a striking rendition of the Statue of Liberty. This coin features edge-incused inscriptions of the year, "E Pluribus Unum," "In God We Trust," and the mint mark.

These John Quincy Adams Presidential $1 Coins are circulating condition coins and can be used in daily transactions. However, because these coins have never been circulated, they also make a great addition to your private collection or a wonderful gift for someone special. Also look for the beautiful First Spouse – Louisa Adams 24-Karat Gold Coins and bronze medal, which go on sale May 29th!


4. 2009 Programs
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Check out the three new coin programs from the United States Mint in "Circulating Coins," including the Native American $1 Coin Program.

The 2009 programs for the one-cent coin and the quarter have new sections as well. (Coin images are to be added later as the designs are finalized.)


5. Portraits of the Sixth President
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A portrait of John Quincy Adams appears on the Presidential $1 Coin released this month. Information on Adams’ life is included for May's Coin of the Month on the United States Mint H.I.P. Pocket Change™ Web site for children. Learn more about this influential President.

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Image Shows 2008 American Eagle Platinum Proof Coins. Image of New Mexico First Day Coin Cover. Image shows John Quincy Adams $1 Coin and Rolls. Image shows the coin busts of Lincoln, Sacagawea, and Washington and the words 2009 Programs. Image shows the John Quincy Adams $1 Coin and the words Coin of the Month.
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