What Presidents Are On Coins and Why?

What Presidents Are on Coins and Why?

Abraham Lincoln appears on the penny, Thomas Jefferson is on the nickel, Franklin D. Roosevelt is featured on the dime, George Washington adorns the quarter-dollar, and John F. Kennedy is honored on the half-dollar. Ever wonder how certain presidents ended up being featured on American coins? Learn about each president’s place in the history of…

International Gold Coins: Did You Know?

Gold bullion coins have been created by many countries around the world. Some of the most prized coins on the international market include the Vienna Philharmonic, the South African Krugerrand, and the Canadian Gold Maple Leaf. If you’re interested in learning more, watch this episode of U.S. Money Reserve’s “Did You Know?”  International Gold…

Cleaning Precious Metals: Did You Know?

If you want to make sure your gold has that trademark shine, you should consider having it cleaned. Enthusiasts have developed several methods for safely cleaning precious metals over the years. If you’re interested in learning more, watch this episode of U.S. Money Reserve’s “Did You Know?” Cleaning Precious Metals: Did You Know? – Video…

Tombstone, Arizona: Did You Know?

Prospector Ed Schieffelin was told the only thing he would find in the frontier would be “his tombstone.” Despite doubts from his peers, Schieffelin went on to find silver ore in a remote part of Arizona. He named his mining encampment “Tombstone,” which grew into a prosperous town. Tombstone eventually became the scene of one…

Executive Order 6102: Did You Know?

There was a time in history that gold ownership was outlawed for many Americans. In 1933, Executive Order 6102 confiscated gold from citizens. The order was controversial and upset many people, and was finally repealed after decades in 1974. Executive Order 6102: Did You Know? – Video Transcription Narrator:          (00:07) Executive…

Fenn’s Hidden Treasure: Did You Know?

A mysterious treasure chest filled with gold and other rare artifacts estimated to be worth around $2,000,000 was hidden somewhere in the Rocky Mountains by a man named Forrest Fenn. To this day, the treasure has not been found. If you’re interested in learning more, watch this episode of U.S. Money Reserve’s “Did You Know?”…

Athena Parthenos: Did You Know?

The Parthenon in Athens is one of the most famous architectural marvels in the world. It used to house the massive gold and ivory statue, Athena Parthenos. The statue’s current whereabouts remains a mystery. If you’re interested in learning more, watch this episode of U.S. Money Reserve’s “Did You Know?” Athena Parthenos: Did You Know?…

3 High-Profile Coin Redesigns in America

Watch and listen to learn more about 3-high profile coin redesigns in America  3 High-Profile Coin Redesigns in America Narrator (00:13): The 1907 Double Eagle Gold Coin. In 1904, President Theodore Roosevelt, feeling that the current American coinage lacked artistic merit, asked U.S. Mint Director George Roberts to commission friend and sculptor, Augustus Saint-Gaudens,…