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Letters Sent to School Principals About Penny Retrieval Program

February 13, 2017 - Press Release March 12, 1975 Mrs. Mary Brooks, Director of the Mint, sent the attached letter to principals of elementary schools throughout the nation. The Mint’s Penny Retrieval Program is a continuing project and the Treasury Department is issuing Special...

Pennies for Bonds Program

February 10, 2017 - Press Release July 9, 1974 “A U.S. Savings Bond earning 6% is much better investment than the unwanted, unused and unappreciated pennies now saved in dresser drawers, pickle jars, and shoe boxes”, says Mrs. Mary Brooks, Director of the United...

Penny Drive Extended for Children

February 10, 2017 - Press Release June 20, 1974 Mrs. Mary Brooks, Director of the Mint, announced today that she is extending Penny Redemption Month in response to numerous requests from children. Children, and all others, turning in $5.00 or more in pennies through...

Notice to Assignment Editors: June Is Penny Redemption Month

February 10, 2017 - Press Release June 11, 1974 Mrs. Gerald R. Ford, wife of the Vice President, and Mrs. Arthur Burns, wife of the Chairman of the Federal Reserve System, are going to help relieve the penny pinch, Mrs. Mary Brooks, Director of...

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...