Tag: Washington

100-Year-Old Time Capsule Discovered During Baltimore’s Washington Monument Restoration

100-Year-Old Time Capsule Discovered During Baltimore’s Washington Monument Restoration

The Mount Vernon Place Conservancy (Conservancy) reports that in a niche in the Washington Monument’s base, a sealed copper box has been discovered behind a 1915 plaque commemorating the Monument’s Centennial. Since January, the Monument has been undergoing a $5.5 million restoration by the Conservancy. George Wilk II, Project Superintendent for Lewis Contractors, made the […]

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First Time Together In Public: Rittenhouse’s Presidential Appointment And 1792 Half Disme

First Time Together In Public: Rittenhouse’s Presidential Appointment And 1792 Half Disme

Two of the most important, related items of early American numismatics — the document signed by George Washington and Thomas Jefferson appointing David Rittenhouse as the first Director of the United States Mint and Rittenhouse’s own superb condition 1792 half disme — will be publicly displayed together for the first time.  Both items will be […]

1951-54 Washington & Carver Half Dollar

1951-54 Washington & Carver Half Dollar

Some of the most notorious of United States commemorative coin programs began with the best of intentions, and that appears to have been the case with the series of half dollar coins honoring Booker T. Washington and George Washington Carver. Produced annually from 1951 through 1954 and sold mostly in three-coin sets representing each of […]

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