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United States Mint Press Conference ANA Philadelphia 2012 : Video

Richard A. Peterson, Deputy Director US Mint
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peterson USmint United States Mint Press Conference ANA Philadelphia 2012 : VideoRichard A. Peterson was named Deputy Director of the United States Mint on January 25, 2011. A member of the Mint team since October 2008, Mr. Peterson served as Associate Director for Manufacturing prior to assuming his current position.

Mr. Peterson talks about the status of the Mint’s three lines of business that include circulating coinage, bullion and numismatic collector coin series. He also discusses the research and development efforts underway to investigate alternative metals for circulating coinage.

Video Run-time: 8:07

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American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money

The country’s premier coin show and convention,  is held every summer at cities around the country. This year the show was hosted in Philadelphia, PA. The convention features spectacular educational programs and events, and the most stunning collections of early American rarities ever assembled for the ANA’s signature Museum Showcase.

The  bourse, which is always sold out,  includes the finest rare coin and currency dealers in the world, with special sections for U.S., world and ancient coins as well as paper money. The Mint Promenade will features representatives of world mints from  five continents along with collector exhibits.

For more information about the ANA or any of its conventions, visit www.money.org and/or visit the Coin and Paper Money Shows  section on Coinweek for the latest information, news stories and calendar of upcoming shows.

 

About the Author:

Since Congress created the United States Mint on April 2, 1792 the primary mission of the United States Mint is to produce an adequate volume of circulating coinage for the nation. As a self-funded agency, the United States Mint turns revenues beyond its operating expenses over to the General Fund of the Treasury.Other responsibilities, include: Maintaining physical custody and protection of the Nation's $100 billion of U.S. gold and silver assets, Manufacturing and selling platinum, gold, and silver bullion coins,Overseeing of production facilities in Denver, Philadelphia, San Francisco and West Point, as well as the U.S. Bullion Depository at Fort Knox, Kentucky.

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