Numismatic collectibles, both as a hobby and a business, has been and remains a predominately male domain, about 90 percent male and 10 percent female. But that statistic does not begin to tell this story. In 1991, Women In Numismatics was formed to represent the growing importance of players on both sides of the commercial coin table.
By early 1982 Coin World Editor Margo Russell decided that I should travel with her to some regional and state coin shows to meet collectors and hobby leaders. One of the largest regional coin shows is sponsored by the Central States Numismatic Society. The 1982 CSNS spring show was scheduled April 29 to May 2 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
This Olympic commemorative is indeed easy on the eyes.
When Olympic coins were considered, panelists sought better designs for all coins: From the Memory Bank
House Coinage Subcommittee Chairman Frank D. Annunzio vowed he would seek nothing less than the best designs for the three commemorative coins honoring the 1984 Olympic Games when he gaveled a special congressional oversight hearing to order on Dec. 1, 1982.
House Banking Consumer Affairs and Coinage Subcommittee Chairman Frank D. Annunzio was critical of designs chosen for Los Angeles Olympic commemorative coins.
A statue outside the Los Angeles Coliseum, and a coin showing the statue, created some controversy in 1984 before the Olympic Games.
The United States Mint has produced a series of medals honoring past presidents. The program has 18th-century roots, but continues through to George W. Bush.
Chief Sculptor-Engraver Elizabeth Jones chose a "slightly impressionist" image of President Ronald Reagan for his U.S. Mint medal.
New collectors are often puzzled by the fact that the U.S. Mint did not produce Uncirculated Mint sets for the years 1982 and 1983.
American Numismatic Association President Adna G. Wilde Jr., made history at the 1982 Mint striking event for the George Washington commemorative half dollars.