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  • Linux Mint Website Hack: A Timeline of Events

    02/22/2016 7:26:56 PM PST · by Utilizer · 22 replies
    SOFTPEDIA ^ | Feb 21, 2016 12:05 GMT | Catalin Cimpanu
    Last night, the Linux Mint team announced that someone had hacked their servers and started pointing user downloads to malicious ISO images for the Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon edition. Our Linux editor already covered the initial details of the attack, which we recommend reading before going forward with this article. Since then, in the last ten hours, the Linux and infosec communities have been working hard to investigate what happened and how the hackers operated. Linux Mint Team: They hacked us via our WordPress site The first to provide an answer was Clement Lefebvre, leader of the Linux Mint project,...
  • U.S. Mint Police Reportedly Shoot Dog Following Hermann Street Attac

    07/21/2015 2:42:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Hoodline ^ | Tue. July 21, 2015
    At least one dog was reportedly shot by U.S. Mint police following what is described as an attack this morning before 7am. Witness and former Hoodline contributor Meaghan C., who was chased by the dogs moments before they were shot, recounted her experience this morning to Hoodline: "I was running to the gym around 5:45am this morning. When I turned onto Hermann from Webster two pit bulls started chasing after me. I was caught off guard and ran into the street but they didn't follow me. It looked like the two dogs — one was white, the other darker (maybe...
  • Linux Mint 17 "Qiana" KDE is out!

    06/23/2014 4:35:56 PM PDT · by Bikkuri · 102 replies ^ | Mon Jun 23, 2014 6:08 am | Clem
    Mint KDE 17 is finally released!
  • (LINUX CAUCUS) Mint KDE 16 PETRA released

    12/10/2013 7:24:58 AM PST · by Bikkuri · 123 replies
    Linux Mint Forums ^ | December 8th, 2013 | Clem
    Release a day, or so, ago..
  • Wine Cellar, Well Aged, Is Revealed in Israel

    11/23/2013 6:03:17 AM PST · by NYer · 21 replies
    NY Times ^ | November 22, 2013 | JOHN NOBLE WILFORD
    Digging this summer at the ruins of a 1700 B.C. Canaanite palace in northern Israel, archaeologists struck wine. Near the banquet hall where rulers of a Middle Bronze Age city-state and their guests feasted, a team of American and Israeli researchers broke through to a storage room holding the remains of 40 large ceramic jars. The vessels were broken, their liquid contents long since vanished — but not without a trace. A chemical analysis of residues left in the three-foot-tall jars detected organic traces of acids that are common components of all wine, as well as ingredients popular in ancient...
  • Need assistance with Mint Maya

    06/29/2012 4:41:49 PM PDT · by Bikkuri · 21 replies
    Bikk | Bikk
    I have been having trouble for the last 2 weeks trying to resolve this issue..
  • Cinnamon fork of GNOME Shell gets stable release

    01/24/2012 8:54:38 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 22 replies ^ | 24 Jan 2012 | djwm
    Version 1.2 of Cinnamon, the Linux Mint project's fork of the GNOME Shell, has been released and the APIs and desktop interface have been declared fully stable by Mint Founder Clement Lefebvre. Created last year to streamline the Mint developers' changes to the GNOME 3 environment, the Cinnamon fork brings familiar GNOME 2 design elements to the GNOME 3 shell. Among the enhancements in the stable version is easier customisation through a "Cinnamon Settings" tool which includes, for example, the ability to set the date format for the calendar applet and change panel launchers' icons. The Settings tool is also...
  • What to have after your holiday meal.. SPAM Mints...

    12/20/2011 7:33:34 PM PST · by cakid1 · 14 replies
    cbs47 ^ | 12-20-11 | cakid1
    What to have after your holiday meal.. SPAM Mints... Yummo. A holiday gift for the person who has everything? If you don't know what to have after your holiday meal - how about a SPAM mint? " ...Each tin of SPAM Mints looks like a real tin of SPAM. Inside you'll find..meat-shaped, cinnamon-flavored mints. "
  • Good Credit + Government Program = Millions of Free Frequent Flyer Miles

    07/21/2011 5:27:20 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 23 replies
    Hartford Advocate ^ | 13 July, 2011 | Sam Tracy
    Despite the headline, the US Government is not giving out frequent flyer miles to anyone with good credit. At least, not directly. The background: The United States government recently minted about $1 billion in gold coins. Each coin is worth a dollar, much like the well-known Sacagawea coin, and each one is printed with a different president. It was supposed to be part of a series of coins that would eventually feature every single president, but they’re only partway through the list. Unfortunately, they have been having trouble getting them into circulation, because no one really wants $1 coins all...
  • $1 Coin, Now Worth $1.2 Million, Was Hoarded in 1794

    $1 coin: Americans have hoarded $1 coins since the early years of the Republic. The first silver dollars minted by the US government in 1794 are rare, so rare that one of them sold for more than $1.2 million this weekend at a Boston auction. And there's a reason for their scarcity: Even back in the first years of the Republic, people hoarded dollar coins rather than spend them. The story goes that on Oct. 15, 1794, chief coiner Henry Voigt coined 1,758 of the silver dollars and delivered them to David Rittenhouse, director of the US Mint, according to...
  • Chilean coins bear the name Chiie not Chile as mint general manager sacked

    02/14/2010 3:06:19 PM PST · by myknowledge · 60 replies · 774+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | February 15, 2010
    THE general manager of the Chilean mint has been sacked after thousands of coins were issued with the name of the country spelt wrongly. The 50-peso coins - worth about 6p - were issued in 2008, but no-one noticed the mistake until late last year, the BBC reported. Instead of C-H-I-L-E, the coins had C-H-I-I-E stamped on them. The coins have since become collectors' items and the mint says it has no plans to take them out of circulation.
  • US Mint Runs Out Of Tenth-Ounce Gold Coin Inventory Day After Its Release For Broad Purchase

    12/07/2009 9:02:26 AM PST · by FromLori · 19 replies · 1,007+ views
    Zero Hedge ^ | 12/7/09 | Tyler Durden
    The sad state of affairs in gold land: the premium for the 1 ounce Gold Eagle coins has expanded from $59 to $99, Krugerrands are not available for sale in most places, and this most recent development just out of the US Mint: the one-tenth ounce American Eagle inventory at the mint has been depleted, almost instantaneously after the coin was made available for purchase. This occurred the day after the mint announced the release of fractional Eagle Gold Bullion Coins in one-half ounce, one-quarter ounce, and one-tenth ounce weights. As Coin News reports: The Mint sold 345,000 coins to...
  • United States Mint Announces 2010 Native American $1 Coin Design

    11/27/2009 9:46:18 AM PST · by Military family member · 113 replies · 4,105+ views
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Mint today announced the new design that Americans will see on the reverse (tails side) of Native American $1 Coins next year. The design, based on the theme "Government - The Great Tree of Peace," depicts the Hiawatha Belt with five arrows bound together, with the inscriptions UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, $1, Haudenosaunee and Great Law of Peace. The United States Mint will commence issuing these coins in January 2010, and they will be available throughout 2010.
  • New U.S. Mint coin -"A More Perfect Union" is a perfect union of everyone except white males

    11/25/2009 12:00:54 PM PST · by funblonde · 68 replies · 3,253+ views
    "The 2009 design depicts four faces representing the diversity of our Nation, with the clothing and hair weaving together symbolizing the principle, To Form a More Perfect Union."
  • Rare Coins: Family Treasure or Ill-Gotten Goods?[1933 Double Eagle]

    09/17/2009 10:35:27 AM PDT · by BGHater · 65 replies · 3,116+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 15 Sep 2009 | JOHN SCHWARTZ
    Roy Langbord had guessed that someone in his family might have hidden away a great treasure decades before, but not until his mother had him check a long-neglected safe-deposit box did he realize just how great it was. Inside the box, opened in 2003, he found an incredibly rare coin, wrapped in a delicate paper sleeve. It was a gold $20 piece with Lady Liberty on one side, a bald eagle flying across the other and, at Liberty’s left, the four digits that made it so valuable: 1933. The famous “double eagles” from that year were never officially released by...
  • Audit fails to find missing gold

    07/01/2009 4:51:12 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 29 replies · 748+ views
    BBC ^ | July 1, 2009 | staff reporter
    An external audit of the Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) has failed to find millions of dollars' worth of "missing" gold. Auditors Deloitte were asked in May to investigate a discrepancy between the amount of precious metals on the mint's inventory and in its actual stockpile. Deloitte concluded that the unaccounted for difference "does not appear to be an accounting error" and identified security as an area for consideration. The RCM said it was not yet clear whether any gold was actually missing. "All customer holdings and metal deposits entrusted with the Royal Canadian Mint are secure and have been fully...
  • Canada: Audit fails to rule out gold heist at Mint

    06/30/2009 4:18:28 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies · 514+ views
    Toronto Star ^ | 06/30/09 | Bruce Campion-Smith
    Audit fails to rule out gold heist at Mint Security probe called as sloppy bookkeeping rejected as cause of missing riches June 30, 2009 Bruce Campion-Smith OTTAWA BUREAU CHIEF OTTAWA – The federal government has ordered an immediate review of security at the Royal Canadian Mint after an external audit suggested criminal activity could be behind the disappearance of $15.3 million worth of gold and other precious metals. The months-long external review ruled out sloppy bookkeeping or accounting errors for the fact that 17,500 troy ounces of gold (about 544 kilograms) has gone missing, raising the possibility that thieves took...
  • Mints coin it as consumers scramble for gold

    03/31/2009 7:00:28 AM PDT · by BGHater · 12 replies · 742+ views
    Reuters ^ | 31 Mar 2009 | Sarah Marsh and Jan Harvey
    In the heart of Vienna in a Biedermeier building commissioned by Emperor Franz I, a man wearing a khaki uniform and beret exchanges a wad of euro notes across the counter for a few sparkling gold coins. Guenther Fuchssteiner, 59, is a military doctor who for over 20 years has been coming to the Austrian Mint and exchanging whatever spare money he has for gold, following a habit established by his parents. "I have always tried to put a little bit of gold aside, as an investment, and I have been doing so more since the crisis," said Fuchssteiner. A...
  • What $1 trillion dollars looks like (in case you were wondering)

    03/23/2009 10:05:49 AM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies · 1,329+ views
    Inside Catholic ^ | March 23, 2009 | Brian Saint-Paul
    As reported last week, the Federal Reserve just printed an additional $1 trillion dollars to work into the economy. And the Congressional Budget Office is projecting that our cumulative deficit -- the combination of pre-existing debt, along with all the new spending the president has planned -- will stretch to a stratospheric $9.3 trillion dollars. It's tough to get our minds around such numbers, so here's a helpful visual. This is $1 million dollars (10,000 $100 bills, stacked and bound).                          And here's what $100 million dollars looks like. That's a lot of money.    But it's not quite $1 trillion...
  • US Mint Announces New Quarter Designs for 2009

    12/16/2008 4:28:46 AM PST · by cll · 65 replies · 3,900+ views
    U.S. Mint ^ | 12/15/2008
    WASHINGTON - The United States Mint today announced six new designs that will grace the quarters issued next year to honor the District of Columbia and the five United States territories: the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, United States Virgin Islands and Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. The coins will be put into circulation in approximately two-month intervals throughout the year. "Like the 50 State Quarters® Program before it, these new quarters will encourage Americans to appreciate the unique history of the District of Columbia and the territories of the United States," said United States Mint Director...
  • U.S. Mint Releases New Penny Designs

    09/22/2008 11:25:18 AM PDT · by Scythian · 65 replies · 819+ views
  • Sessions Leads 100th Year Boy Scout Recognition Efforts

    05/02/2008 12:24:06 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 9 replies · 1,681+ views
    Office of Pete Sessions ^ | Apr 23, 2008 | Office of Pete Sessions
    Sessions Leads 100th Year Boy Scout Recognition Efforts Introduces Commemorative Coin, Garners Support for Commemorative Stamp Washington, Apr 23, 2008 U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-Dallas) is leading congressional efforts to recognize the 100th Anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America in 2010 by introducing legislation for a “100 Years of Scouting” commemorative coin. “Boy Scouts are a significant part of American culture, shaping the values, citizenship, and skills of millions of young men,” Sessions stated. “As an Eagle Scout with four generations of Boy Scouts in my family, I strongly value the Boy Scouts’ history of instilling a sense...
  • George Washington Presidential $1 Coin [In God We Trust removed]

    10/15/2007 7:17:50 PM PDT · by topher · 58 replies · 1,222+ views
    Back George Washington Presidential $1 Coin — First President, 1789-1797 Place cursor over coin image toview the Liberty reverse The new coin featuresedge-incused inscriptions. Following the ratification of the Constitution of the United States, the Electoral College unanimously elected George Washington to serve as the United States’ first President. The former General and Commander in Chief of the Continental Army served two terms as president, holding the office from 1789 to 1797. On June 1, 1789, President George Washington signed the country’s first Act of Congress, concerning the administration of oaths. In 1791, President Washington presided over the Nation’s first...
  • Colo. Couple Find Faceless Dollar Coin (But it does have in God we Trust)

    03/13/2007 10:30:47 PM PDT · by Between the Lines · 20 replies · 1,073+ views
    Souix City Journal ^ | CHASE SQUIRES
    DENVER - Mary and Ray Smith can't make heads or tails of a new presidential dollar coin they found last week. It doesn't have either. A week after the revelation that some of the coins slipped out of the U.S. Mint without "In God We Trust" stamped on the edge, the Smiths said Tuesday they found one with nothing stamped on either flat side. It does have "In God We Trust" on the edge. What's missing is the image of George Washington on the front and the Statue of Liberty on the back. Instead, the Smiths' coin is just smooth,...
  • Introducing the Mega-Coin

    05/06/2007 1:58:08 PM PDT · by anymouse · 25 replies · 802+ views
    The Royal Canadian Mint unveiled awelcome addition to any piggy bank on Thursday -- a monstergold coin with a face value of $1-millionthat it says is the world's biggest, purest and highestdenomination coin. Weighing in at 100 kilograms, the limitededition coin easily dwarfs its closest rival, the 31 kg "Big Phil", which was made to honour the ViennaPhilharmonic Orchestra and has a face value of a mere $150,000. The Canadian mint introduced the mega-coin, which is thesize of an extra-large pizza, alongside the one-ounce goldbullion coins it is mass producing at its Ottawa plant. Originally designed to promote the new...
  • Coin shortage could turn pennies to nickels

    01/24/2007 2:47:39 PM PST · by presidio9 · 56 replies · 2,416+ views
    Reuters ^ | 01/24/07
    Talk about pennies from heaven. A potential shortage of coins in the United States could mean all those pennies in your piggy bank could be worth five times their current value soon, says an economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Sharply rising prices of metals such as copper and nickel have meant the face value of pennies and nickels are worth less than the material that they are made of, increasing the risk that speculators could melt the coins and sell them for a profit. Such a risk spurred the U.S. Mint last month to issue regulations limiting...
  • Professor's research supports eliminating penny

    08/06/2006 10:22:25 PM PDT · by justt bloomin · 28 replies · 712+ views
    Wake Forest University News Service ^ | July 18, 2006 | Maggie Barrett
    If the penny were eliminated, rounding prices to the nearest nickel would not cost consumers extra money, according to a new study by Robert M. Whaples, professor of economics at Wake Forest University. Whaples, an expert on the history of the U.S. economy, recently presented his findings at the John Locke Foundation, a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank. "It's time to eliminate the penny," said Whaples, who estimates that the United States loses roughly $900 million a year on penny production and handling. In a penny-free market place, what consumers pay at the cash register would be rounded to the nearest...
  • Sununu's bill to mint coins depicting former presidents approved

    12/14/2005 5:04:09 AM PST · by billorites · 21 replies · 618+ views
    Manchester Union Leader ^ | December 13, 2005 | Elizabeth White
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- New dollar coins featuring all 37 of the nation's dead presidents will begin rolling out of the U.S. Mint in 2007 under a bill Congress is sending to President Bush. Lawmakers hope the coins - and an accompanying $10 gold piece for collectors featuring former first ladies - will be a big money raiser for the government like the 50-state quarter program. They also hope the dollar pieces will rev up interest in the Sacagawea dollars, which have been little-used. The quarter program had raked in roughly $4 billion in revenues by its midpoint, said Becky Bailey,...
  • US Mint confiscates gold coins that never officially existed

    08/26/2005 2:50:46 PM PDT · by RoyalsFan · 107 replies · 2,735+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 08/26/05
    NEW YORK (AFP) - The American 20-dollar 1933 "double eagle" is one of the rarest and most valuable coins in the world. Joan Langbord of Philadelphia found 10 of them, and now the US government has taken them away. Compounding Langbord's sense of loss -- a double eagle auctioned in 2002 sold for a world-record 7.6 million dollars -- is the fact that it was her own decision to inform the government of her discovery that led to their confiscation. The 10 coins were hidden for decades in the possessions of Langbord's father, Israel Switt, who ran an antique jewelry...
  • U.S. Mint Confiscates 10 Rare Gold Coins

    08/25/2005 9:52:28 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 209 replies · 5,166+ views
    Yahoo | AP ^ | 8/25/05
    PHILADELPHIA - The U.S. Mint seized 10 Double Eagle gold coins from 1933, among the rarest and most valuable coins in the world, that were turned in by a jeweler seeking to determine their authenticity. Joan S. Langbord plans a federal court lawsuit to try to recover them, her attorney, Barry H. Berke, said Wednesday. Langbord found the coins among the possessions of her father, longtime Philadelphia jeweler Israel Switt, who had acknowledged having sold some of the coins decades ago. She now operates her father's business. David Lebryk, acting director of the Mint, had announced in a news release...
  • POLS PUSH FOR MINT BAN (Hillary Rodham Clinton will raise issue of death candy with FDA)

    05/22/2005 6:46:11 AM PDT · by Libloather · 66 replies · 2,055+ views
    POLS PUSH FOR MINT BAN By LINDSAY POWERS Sun May 22, 4:17 AM ET Political momentum is building for safer candy. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton told The Post she is raising the issue with the Food and Drug Administration and the Consumer Product Safety Commission early this week. She called the deaths, just two days apart, of Jocelys Santiago, 5, and Ashley Morrison, 4, "completely preventable." City Councilwoman Christine Quinn, who chairs the Health Committee, is introducing legislation this week to ban large, round candy. She also wants a council hearing on the subject before schools let out for summer....
  • Millions of nickels stolen from Fed

    01/16/2005 10:30:10 PM PST · by STARWISE · 72 replies · 2,222+ views
    NBC News ^ | 1-14-05 | Mark Potter
    Millions of nickels stolen from Fed Seen anyone cashing nickels like crazy? By Mark Potter, Correspondent NBC News Updated: 7:27 p.m. ET Jan. 14, 2005 MIAMI - The trail begins at the Federal Reserve building in East Rutherford, N.J.. In mid-December, a large tractor-trailer is loaded up and heads south, bound for the Fed in New Orleans. Sealed in back of the truck is $180,000 worth of newly minted U.S. nickels. They are in 900 bags and weigh nearly 23 tons. That's 3.6 million nickels — and soon they would just disappear. "Somebody actually went out and stole 3.6 million...
  • The Mystery of the Vanishing Nickel (In other words, a nickel for your thoughts.)

    01/06/2005 10:36:47 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 24 replies · 3,090+ views
    The American Prowler ^ | 1/7/2005 | Lawrence Henry
    During the week, I accumulate about $3 worth of change in my trouser pocket. It mainly serves my kids and their needs for milk money and so forth. Toward the end of the week, I start to spend down the change, counting out large and precise amounts of it at stores. I've begun to notice something. In the entire pile, I seldom find a nickel. Look, here is today's change, scattered on my desk: 8 quarters, 11 dimes, 8 pennies -- and one nickel. That's absolutely typical. I began to ask around. Conclusion? Many retail change-makers are such numskulls they...
  • Strom's daughter to use Confederate States Mint

    05/13/2004 9:55:33 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 8 replies · 413+ views
    myrtlebchonline ^ | May. 13, 2004 | Associated Press
    FLORENCE - The company that will put the likeness of Strom Thurmond's daughter, Essie Mae Washington-Williams, on a commemorative coin is the Confederate States Mint.The irony of a mint with the Confederate name producing a coin honoring Washington-Williams, who revealed last December she was the out-of-wedlock child of a man who spent much of his political career fighting integration, is not lost on the company's owner, Florence businessman Gene Brown."I think that's actually going to make the coin more valuable," said Brown, who owns the mint with Thurmond relative Bruce Elrod.The mint was the old Confederate Mint in Ridgeway.Brown said...
  • U.S. Mint Rolls Out New Nickels

    03/02/2004 7:53:59 PM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies · 1,025+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | 3/02/04 | JEANNINE AVERSA
    U.S. Mint Rolls Out New Nickels By JEANNINE AVERSA ASSOCIATED PRESS Today: March 02, 2004 at 15:35:41 PST WASHINGTON (AP) - Millions of shiny nickels sporting their first new look in 66 years are being shipped to the Federal Reserve, the supplier of the nation's cash, officials of the U.S Mint said Tuesday The new nickels - which honor the 1803 Louisiana Purchase on the back but retain Thomas Jefferson on the front - should start showing up in cash registers in several weeks, Mint officials said. A total of 180 million new nickels have been sent to the Federal...
  • Nation's Moneymaking Agencies May Merge

    02/02/2004 1:20:15 PM PST · by anniegetyourgun · 2 replies · 266+ views
    President Bush's 2005 budget called on the two agencies responsible for making the nation's money to explore a possible merger. The Bureau of Engraving and Printing makes greenbacks and the United States Mint produces the country's coins. Both agencies are part of the Treasury Department. "Treasury, BEP and the Mint will conduct and deliver a study to Congress by July 1, 2004, regarding options to merge and/or streamline operations by consolidating certain functions and sharing costs," according to budget documents provided by the Treasury Department on Monday. Messages left at both agencies seeking comment were not immediately returned. Any merger...
  • MADISON QUARTER and REAGAN DIME in '09 (RE: state quarters & FDR)

    08/05/2003 8:12:14 PM PDT · by Xthe17th · 37 replies · 1,093+ views
    deep from inside my heart | Jeff B.
    With the state quarters set to end thier run when the Hawaii quarter is minted at the end of 2008, will that be the end of the Washington-head US quarter? What does our treasury have in store for this coin for 2009 and beyond? Well, I dunno, but I'd like to suggest replacing George's bust with that of the father of our Constitution, James Madison. Washington will forever be on the $1 bill (which isn't counterfeited that much so not worthy of redesign) and will thus remain highly visible as our most common script. Thomas Jefferson is on the nickel...
  • The Mint's Adding Color to $20s

    05/13/2003 12:24:27 AM PDT · by sarcasm · 10 replies · 409+ views
    AP ^ | May 13, 2003 | JEANNINE AVERSA
    America's paper money, the venerable greenback, is no longer going to appear all green. Bills aren't about to turn psychedelic, but they are getting a tad more colorful, part of a broader effort to thwart sophisticated counterfeiters.First in line for the government's money makeover is the $20 bill, featuring Andrew Jackson. The $20 bill is the most-counterfeited note in the United States and the second most-commonly used bill behind the $1.The Treasury Department's Bureau of Engraving and Printing, which makes the nation's paper currency, planned to debut the new $20 in a public showing Tuesday.One of the most noticeable changes...
  • Nickel Makeover to Commemorate 2 Events

    04/24/2003 7:54:44 PM PDT · by mikenola · 18 replies · 766+ views
    Posted on Thu, Apr. 24, 2003 Nickel Makeover to Commemorate 2 Events REBECCA CARROLL Associated Press WASHINGTON -The nickel is getting a makeover. The back side of the new 5-cent coin will commemorate the bicentennial of the 1803 Louisiana Purchase and the 1804-06 Lewis and Clark expedition. The U.S. Mint hopes to issue the nickels late this year or in early 2004. In 2006, nickels will return to a depiction of Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's Virginia home, although the image will not necessarily replicate the version on today's coin. Lawmakers from Virginia pushed for and received assurance that the coin design...
  • Politically correct ads go unnoticed (HOLD MUH BEER!)

    03/06/2003 5:18:58 AM PST · by MadIvan · 12 replies · 295+ views
    The National Post (Canada) ^ | March 6, 2003 | Joseph Brean
    The politically correct Christmas time advertisements of the Royal Canadian Mint, which rendered a traditional carol as the "Twelve Days of Giving," were offensive to nearly half the people who saw them, or 44%, according to a poll conducted for the mint.But since most people surveyed said they were unaware of the $175,000 televised ad campaign, the mint has concluded it was basically a success. Along with Toronto City Hall's short-lived use of the term "Holiday Tree" for its decorated conifer late last year, the mint ads drew condemnation from around the country for denying the Christian history of the...
  • Illegal to own money? Can someone explain this to me?

    07/27/2002 9:52:52 AM PDT · by Glenn · 19 replies · 442+ views
    ebay | 07/27/2002
    THE PROPERTY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICASOLD BY ORDER OF THE UNITED STATES MINTTHE 1933 DOUBLE EAGLE Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907) Obverse: LIBERTY; in lower right field, 1933 above designers monogram ASG. Liberty striding forward wearing a flowing gown and with her hair blowing in the wind. Her left foot on a rock, at the base of which lies an oak branch. In her right hand she holds a lighted torch aloft and before her; in her extended left hand she holds an olive branch. To the lower left, a small representation of the Capitol building, behind which the...