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Image shows the obverse and reverse of the 2012 First Spouse Series One-Half Ounce Gold Proof Coin - Alice Paul and the Suffrage Movement

The 2012 First Spouse Gold Coin Series honoring our Nation's first spouses is now underway.  The first coin to be released in 2012 depicts Alice Paul and the Suffrage Movement.  The tails side (reverse) features a participant marching in the suffrage parade, holding a flag and wearing a banner that says VOTES FOR WOMEN.  Each coin is encapsulated and packaged in custom designed packaging.  The one-half ounce, 24-karat gold coin is available in proof and uncirculated qualities.  Visit us now at to place your order.  For information on the release of the remaining 2012 First Spouse Gold Coins as it becomes available, visit our Product Schedule.

Image shows the front of the 2012 United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set™ - Chester Arthur

Treasure the history of our Nation with the 2012 United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set honoring Chester Arthur.  Each set features an uncirculated Chester Arthur $1 Coin and an Alice Paul and the Suffrage Movement Bronze Medal.  The coin and medal duo is the perfect addition to any history enthusiast’s collection.  Order yours now by visiting our online catalog.

Image shows the three product options for the 2012 Infantry Soldier Silver Dollar

The Infantry has boldly secured and protected our Nation, our friends and allies.  Now you can commemorate the legacy of the U.S. Army Infantry and the establishment of the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center with the purchase of the 2012 Infantry Soldier Silver Dollar.  The obverse (heads side) design features a modern Infantry soldier on rocky ground charging forward and beckoning the troops to follow, symbolizing the "Follow Me" motto of the Infantry.  The reverse (tails) design features the crossed rifles insignia, the branch insignia of the Infantry.  Orders for the 2012 Infantry Soldier Silver Dollar will be accepted until 5 p.m. (ET) on December 17.

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Stay ahead of your fellow collectors by signing up for the United States Mint’s Subscription Program.  Sign-up once, and we will send you the next release in the series as it becomes available.  Never miss out on a product.  Now you can place subscription orders for annual coin sets, bags and rolls and other select products in our numismatic portfolio.  Keep your collection organized and current by signing up now at

11/05/2012 America the Beautiful Quarters® Bags & Rolls - Denali National Park and Preserve
11/05/2012 2012 America the Beautiful Five-Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin - Denali National Park and Preserve
11/08/2012 2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Circulating Coin Set
11/15/2012 Presidential $1 Coin Bags, Rolls & Boxes - Grover Cleveland (2nd term)

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Ties to the Dollar

Image shows the obverses of the Benjamin Harrison Presidential $1 Coin and a silver dollar minted in 1888.

The dollar coin was in the spotlight during the term of President Benjamin Harrison.  New silver was flooding out of western mines with nowhere to go guessed it -- coins.

Putting the silver into dollars back in the day when dollars were made of silver (and gold) seemed to be solving two problems at once.  Learn more as Peter the Mint Eagle presents the Benjamin Harrison Presidential $1 Coin, the Coin of the Month for October!

Coming Up in November

Image shows Nero the Dog holding a Thanksgiving turkey.
  • Celebrate our veterans by browsing coins and medals that honor them on our Veterans Day page.
  • Visit our Thanksgiving Day page for some goodies beyond turkey and stuffing.
  • Play Hoop and Darts , an electronic two-player version of a real Native American game.