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Gallup Agrees To Settlement Over Contract Price Inflation

AP | Posted 09.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department said Monday the Gallup Organization has agreed to pay $10.5 million to settle allegations that the polling a...

Mint To Limit Coin Sales

Reuters | Posted 07.08.2013 | Business

(Adds market details, context) May 8 (Reuters) - The U.S. Mint will limit dealers' purchases of its "America the Beautiful" five-ounce...

Catherine New

These Stores Are Penniless And Loving It

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 04.10.2013 | Small Business

At Cheese Board Pizza in Berkeley, Calif., a slice of pizza comes to $2.73 (that's $2.50 plus tax.) But if you pay with $3, you’ll get a little bonu...

U.S. Mint To Hold Baseball Coin Competition

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 03.28.2013 | Politics

Soon one baseball lover will be able to turn his hobby into some coin. No, really. The United States Mint is holding an open competition for the de...

Nickel Likely To Fetch Millions At Auction

AP | STEVE SZKOTAK | Posted 03.31.2013 | Business

RICHMOND, Va. -- A humble 5-cent coin with a storied past is headed to auction and bidding is expected to top $2 million a century after it was myster...

No More American Eagles?

Reuters | Posted 01.18.2013 | Business

NEW YORK, Jan 17 (Reuters) - U.S. Mint has suspended sales of its 2013 American Eagle silver bullion coins after running out of stock due to soaring i...

LOOK: An Actual $100,000 Bill

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 01.11.2013 | Business

It's not always about the Benjamins, baby. When it comes to cash, many of us believe the $100 bill, graced with Ben Franklin's face, is king. Not s...

A Pound of Quarters vs. a Pound of Dimes: Which Is Heavier, and Which Is Worth More?

Colm Mulcahy | Posted 03.04.2013 | Science
Colm Mulcahy

The first question seems unambiguous and straightforward, right? Bear in mind, however, the difficulty one experiences in real life when trying to purchase exactly one pound of bananas or peaches. Presumably the second can be settled if we can get our hands on the relevant figures.

US Mint Experimenting With New Metals To Make Coins Cheaper

AP | JOANN LOVIGLIO | Posted 02.19.2013 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA — When it comes to making coins, the Mint isn't getting its two cents worth. In some cases, it doesn't even get half of that. A pe...

The Death Of The Dollar Bill

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 11.28.2012 | Money

The dollar bill's days may be numbered. At least, that could be the case if one government watchdog had its way. A recent report from the Governmen...

PHOTOS: San Francisco Mint Turns 75!

Robin Wilkey | Posted 05.15.2012 | San Francisco

In San Francisco, 1937 was a big year. It was the year of the Bay Bridge, the Golden Gate Bridge and, 75 years ago today, the United States Mint a...

Goodbye Greenback? Just Say 'No.'

Randy DeCleene | Posted 04.24.2012 | Business
Randy DeCleene

Congress is considering legislation that would see the $1 bill replaced -- wiped out permanently -- by a coin. A heavy, clunky, old-fashioned coin that, if adopted, will soon be overburdening the pockets and purses of annoyed Americans everywhere. What's more, it will cost them dearly.

Leadership That's Right on the Money

Tom Fox | Posted 04.08.2012 | Politics
Tom Fox

There is no other commodity that really chronicles American history better than our currency and coins. So to go through this planning process with them, we can reconnect with their work and showcase why it's important and why they are valued.

New Quarters: National Parks, Forest On 5 New Designs Unveiled By US Mint

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP)-- The U.S. Mint has unveiled design of new quarters featuring four national parks and a national forest. Interior Secretary Ken Sal...

Great Sand Dunes kicks Red Rocks' ass

Westword | Westword | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A few years back, visitors to Red Rocks had the opportunity to sign a petition suggesting that the famed amphitheater represent Colorado in...

Hawaii's New Quarter is More than Just Chump Change

Jim Noles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Noles

Next week, the long-awaited Hawaii state quarter will jingle and jangle into hands, pockets, and coin purses across the United States.

US Mint Suspends Sale Of Gold Coins

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Mint is temporarily halting sales of its popular American Buffalo 24-karat gold coins because it can't keep up with soarin...