I am back, feeling better, and ready to look what has happened in the world of numismatics. Two items of interest are the National Parks Quarter Bill and the availability of the Presidential Dollar Uncirculated Set.

Last week, the House of Representatives, passed H. R. 6184, America’s Beautiful National Parks Quarter Dollar Coin Act of 2008, with a 419-0 vote. If the bill passes the Senate and is signed by the President, it will give us 11 more years of changing quarters. There are some interesting tidbits in the report from the Congressional Budget Office. I will write about this report in a few days.

The US Mint announced that the Presidential $1 Coin Uncirculated Set will be available on July 24, 2008. The set will cost $15.95 and contain coins from both Philadelphia and Denver with coins honoring James Monroe, John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson, and Martin Van Buren. Coins will be encased in a blister-type package so that the edge lettering can be seen with biographical sketches about each president. I think I’ll pass on this one for the entire uncirculated set.

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