Coin Collecting And The Brief Return Of Edge Lettering

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Edge lettering in the United States disappeared in 1933 and returned again in 2007. Now, however, its presence has been reduced, and will disappear again in 2014, barring an Act of Congress. But what exactly is edge lettering? In numismatics, or the study and collection of currency, edge lettering refers to writing placed not on either the obverse or reverse sides, but the edge ringing the whole coin. In the US, the process dates as far back as the 1790s, a practice employed in order to discourage shaving of coin edges. Coins including this feature have attained great notoriety in the coin collecting community, so the millennium’s new envisioning of edge lettering was a welcomed announcement. Previously, the last coin minted in the United States with such a feature was the St. Gauden’s Double Eagle, a twenty dollar gold piece. This coin was created because of Theodore Roosevelt’s ambition to beautify the world of U.S coins. The artist Augustus Saint-Gaudens, a sculpture of the American Renaissance movement, was picked to handle the design.

It is widely thought of as the most gorgeous of all United States coins ever issued. Though beauty was the impetus for the coin’s minting, the edge lettering appeared only as a result of requirements leveraged against available space. That is, the artist felt the "E Pluribus Unum" would offset the balance on either side of the coin, and opted instead to write it on the edge, thus establishing the edge lettering, a feature for which it is famed. Some of these are very valuable in the world of coin collecting. 1 coins, designed to commemorate presidents by placing their face on the obverse. They feature edge lettering that says "E Pluribus Unum" and "In God We Trust." The coins were minted in very large amounts, resulting in a surplus of these coins. As such, minting has stopped save for the benefit of coin collecting. Since the program is slated to end when every available president to be honored has been given a coin, the process should likely end with the issuance of Ronald Reagan’s, unless any other former president passes in the intervening time. 1 coins, specifically ones that were missing the edge lettering. A mistake during the minting process lead to the release of thousands of edgeless or plain Washington commemorative coins. These attained great value in the world of coin collecting for their unique flaw. They were stolen by a Philadelphia police officer and sold for almost 2.5 million dollars to a coin collector in California. Coin Supply Express is the number one source for numismatic supplies. From coin holders to lock boxes, all your coin collecting needs can be met at affordable prices. Check out our blog to learn more about our products and the latest coin and coin collecting news.

Qantas operates both Boeing 747 aircraft and the new Airbus A380 for flights from USA to Australia. Both types of aircraft are configured in a 4 class arrangement: Economy, Premium Economy, Business Class and First Class. Qantas to start Sydney to Dallas direct flights on May 16 2011! Great news for travellers from central to eastern US. Fantastic deals for the first months of flying. Due to the extended distance (assumption!), direct flights from Australia fly the Sydney to Dallas direct route, and return flights are direct into Brisbane (Dallas to Brisbane). Qantas are due to take delivery of further A380 aircraft though, which likely will allow Dallas to Sydney routing. Airport better access to the American Airlines network with whom Qantas is partnered in the One World Alliance. The decision also leaves the Sydney to SanFrancisco route to United Airlines (who are hubbed out of San Francisco). United Airlines, operates code share flights on direct routings for Star Alliance airlines on Boeing 747 aircraft. Again, you will find a four class configuration on board.

V Australia, backed by Richard Branson, is a recent entrant onto the lucrative USA to Australia direct route flying Boeing 777’s in a 3 class configuration: Economy, premium Economy and Business Class. V Australia partners with a number of US airlines for Domestic connections in the USA, including Alaska Airlines, Delta, Continental and US Airways. In Australia, they partner with Virgin Australia, Richard Branson’s domestic airline. This list of airlines is limited only by your imagination! Routings through Asia and the South Pacific, open up a number itinerary for those with time on their hands. Starting June 4, 2012, Hawaiian Airlines adds a new direct service to New York City (JFK) to its stable of flights serving the west coast of the USA. Hawaiian Airlines already provide price competitive fares between Australia (Sydney) and Hawaii, which means a two stop service between NYC and Sydney, with the option of a stopover in the Aloha state.

Via New Zealand on Air New Zealand. Air New Zealand is also part of the Star Alliance, and has recently introduced the option of a economy class sleeper "Skycouch" making the long flight across the pacific more comfortable. Air New Zealand’s skycouch is made up of a recliner style footrest that rises to fill the gap between your seat and the seat in front of you. They are sold in sets of 3—two seats at standard economy prices and one at approximately half the standard economy fare. The skycouch will launch in Noverber 2010 on Air New Zealand’s new Boeing 777’s on flights from LAX to Auckland. Island hop your way across the pacific, with a stop in Fiji, or any of the other islands on Air Pacific’s routing. Collect frequent flyer miles under the One World Alliance. Continental airlines have one of the most imaginative routings. For a star alliance mileage boost consider flights from USA to Australia that route through Hawaii and Guam.