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Mint Appeals for Return of the Penny

February 9, 2017 - Press Release May 21, 1974 I’m calling on every American to get the penny back in circulation and keep it there, Mrs. Mary Brooks, Director of the Mint, said today. I’m calling on the banking industry to welcome the return...

Approved Regulations for Pennies

February 9, 2017 - Press Release April 15, 1974 Treasury Secretary George P. Shultz announced today that he has approved regulations prohibiting the exportation, melting or treating of pennies, in concurrence with the Federal Reserve Banks. The Coinage Act of 1965 authorizes the Secretary...

Judging Begins to Select Bicentennial Coin Designs

February 9, 2017 - Press Release January 3, 1974 Judging of the 884 entries submitted in the national Bicentennial Coinage Design Competition will commence Wednesday, January 9, 1974, at the United States Mint, Fifth and Arch Streets, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Mrs. Mary Brooks, Director of...

$5,000 Bicentennial Coinage Design Competition

February 9, 2017 - Press Release October 23, 1973 FOR RELEASE 11:00 A.M. TUESDAY, October 23, 1973 The Department of the Treasury will award $5,000 to each of the three winners of a national competition for reverse designs emblematic of the Bicentennial of the...

Brooks’ Statement Regarding Plans for National Bicentennial Coins

February 8, 2017 - Press Release March 5, 1973 FOR RELEASE 10:30 A.M., EST MONDAY, MARCH 5, 1973 Mrs. Mary Brooks, Director of the Mint, made the following statement today: Desiring to involve all Americans in recognizing the importance of our nation’s Bicentennial in...

Susan B. Anthony Dollar

January 12, 2017 - This coin featuring Susan B. Anthony was first issued by the United States Mint in 1979 and it replaced the Eisenhower Dollar. This was the first time that a woman appeared on a circulating coin. The coin was minted from 1979-1981 and again...

Lincoln Penny (1959–2008)

July 31, 2019 - The “Lincoln Memorial” penny design was introduced in 1959. This design was last made in 2008 and replaced by the Lincoln Bicentennial One Cent Program. The obverse design featuring President Abraham Lincoln was first produced in 1909 to commemorate the...

George Washington Bicentennial Quarter

May 6, 2019 - This coin was first produced in 1975 in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the independence of the United States. The coin was minted in the years 1975 and 1976 and carried the dual dates of 1776-1976. During the release...

George Washington Quarter

January 11, 2017 - This coin was first produced by the United States Mint in 1932 and it replaced the Standing Liberty Quarter. The Quarter featured this same design through 1974 and again from 1977 through 1998. In 1975 and 1976, the standard eagle design on the...