1. Meet the designer
Barbara Fox, an artist from Ellicottville, N.Y., will start seeing
her design honoring Saratoga National Historical Park on circulating
coins later this month, on the latest America the Beautiful quarter
dollar, which launches Nov. 17.
The Olean Times Herald recently profiled Fox and her reverse
design , illustrating the October 1777 surrender at
Saratoga of British Lt. Gen. John Burgoyne to Gen. Horatio Gates of
the American Continental Army. The design depicts the British general
handing his sword to General Gates.
"The coin is the 17th coin or medal designed by Fox for the
U.S. Mint, as well as her third quarter design," the Times Herald
reports. "She designed America the Beautiful quarters for
Montana’s Glacier National Park in 2011 and Maine’s Acadia National
Park in 2012."
Read the full profile of Fox.
2. Hall of Fame hockey player issues "challenge coin"
The company NHL Challenge Coins announced a partnership with Luc
Robitaille and the charity Echoes of Hope, which is operated by both
the retired player and his wife, Stacia. Echoes of Hope assists young
people in Los Angeles and around the country to achieve many
milestones, including bachelor's, master's and law degrees. Sales of
the medal will reportedly benefit these efforts.
Read more about Robitaille's "challenge coin."
3. Early American sales to include paper notes
Among the lots offered is a circa 1900 Heraldic Eagle plaque created
from macerated United States paper currency and an uncut eight-note
sheet of March 5, 1776, New York Water Works 4-shilling notes.
Read more about the auction.
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