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President Ronald Reagan declared July 20, 1984, Space Exploration Day.  Space Exploration Day was created to honor the Moon Landing in 1969 and the American Space Program.

Ever a proponent of the space program, Reagan was sadden by the loss of lives on the Challenger Shuttle.  Here are quotes from his address to the American public, ” We’ve grown used to wonders in this century. It’s hard to dazzle us. But for twenty-five years the United States space program has been doing just that. We’ve grown used to the idea of space, and perhaps we forget that we’ve only just begun. We’re still pioneers. They, the members of the Challenger crew, were pioneers.”  “The future doesn’t belong to the fainthearted; it belongs to the brave. The Challenger crew was pulling us into the future, and we’ll continue to follow them.”  “The crew of the space shuttle Challenger honored us by the manner in which they lived their lives. We will never forget them, nor the last time we saw them, this morning, as they prepared for the journey and waved goodbye and ‘slipped the surly bonds of earth’ to ‘touch the face of God.”

The American Space Program has seen great accomplishments such as the Moon Landings, Skylab, the Space Shuttle and the International Space Station.  Celebrate these historic events on Space Exploration Day.

And remember the events of 45 years ago…

“That’s one small step for Man . . .

One giant leap for Mankind.”

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June Is Adopt A Shelter Cat Month

Did you know American Coin Treasures mascot is a cat?  Socks is a rescue cat, who has FIV and diabetes.  Homeless, Socks stumbled into the yard of American Coin Treasures Vice President and National Sales Manager.  The big black cat’s friendly and relaxed personality won him a spot in the VP’s house.

The VP remembering a bit of Japanese folk-lore…

“The stray cat and the shop: The operator of a shop takes in a starving, stray cat. In gratitude, the cat takes up a station outside the establishment and beckons in new visitors, bringing prosperity as a reward to the charitable proprietor. And so the tale goes; the “beckoning cat” has been a symbol of good luck for business owners.”

promptly put Socks to work.  He chooses weekly products for American Coin Treasures Instagram page.

In honor of June being Adopt A Shelter Cat, Socks picked the new specials for American Coin Treasures website.  Of course he chose items for coin and cat lovers alike.  You can see the specials by clicking here:  www.americancointreasures.com/Specials_s/12.htm

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National Coin Week April 20-26

Did you know that President Ronald Reagan put aside the third week in April for the country to celebrate coins?

Proclamation 5027 was created by President Reagan in 1983 to help foster the public’s interest in coin collecting.  Here is part of the written proclamation,”Now, Therefore, I, Ronald Reagan, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim the week beginning April 17, 1983, as “National Coin Week” and call upon the people of the United States to observe this week with appropriate ceremonies and activities.”

This year the National Coin Week theme is “Coin and Country: Celebrating Civic Service.” The week’s theme is in honor of the 50th anniversary of the JFK half-dollar and President Kennedy’s speech, “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.”

Check the Specials category on the American Coin Treasures website www.americancointreasures.com during National Coin Week, April 20-26 for great buys on JFK coin items.

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Got Green

St. Patrick’s Day has always been one of my favorite holidays.  Why?  Because I love adding a little green to my day.  The kelly green of St. Patrick’s Day gives you the promise of spring.  It reminds you of trees covered in leaves and a carpet of rich full grass.  Being an American of Irish descent lends a sense of pride and ownership to the holiday.  That is why I wear a little green and add a lucky four-leaf clover to my attire.

This year I will be sporting a IRISH THREEPENCE FOUR LEAF CLOVER AND GREEN HEART CHARM PENDANT from American Coin Treasures.  It is the perfect accessory for the holiday.  The four-leaf clover supports an Irish three pence displaying the harp side, which is the national symbol of Ireland.  The Irish three pence was minted from 1928-1969.  It was designed by Percy Metcalfe as part of the barnyard series.  The pendant also has two green heart charms that hang above the clover from the 18 inch silver tone pewter chain and a lobster claw clasp.

Legends say the four leaf clover brings good luck. The Irish Three Pence Four Leaf Clover Pendant keeps in tradition with leaves representing faith, hope, love and luck.

Here’s to being green!

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside…Brrr!

Don’t let the winter weather get you down, enjoy staying indoors with your family.

Here is a list of five fun things you can do inside together with American Coin Treasures.

1.  Play a game of Lincoln Checkers.  Enjoy the game of checkers while playing with genuine US Lincoln pennies.  Steel Pennies minted only in 1943 and Wheat pennies minted from 1909 to 1958 are housed in clear plastic capsules so that coins can be crowned.  http://www.americancointreasures.com/Lincoln_Coin_Checkers_Set_p/11594.htm

2.  Discover countries from around the world with a Foreign Coin Treasure Chest.  Pull out an Atlas or view a world map on the computer and see where the coins originated.  After you locate the country on the map, read about it.  What is the population, square mileage, terrain, etc… http://www.americancointreasures.com/TREASURE_CHEST_100_FOREIGN_COINS_p/7228.htm

3.  Pull out the Statehood Quarter Collection and learn about each state in the USA.  View the reverse of each coin and read about the design.  Guess each state’s capital, state flower, state bird, state motto or even state pie.  http://www.americancointreasures.com/Complete_Statehood_Quarter_Collection_p/203.htm

4. Play a game of coin trivia.  What US coins were minted for only one year and why.  Get your answers from the One Year Rarities Collection. http://www.americancointreasures.com/One_Year_Rarities_Collection_p/11409.htm

5.  And finally think of spring and go through 1000 baseball cards for seven decades.  Relive some of baseball’s greatest moments and players.  Guess batting averages, home run totals and pitching wins.  http://www.americancointreasures.com/Sports_s/297.htm

American Coin Treasures hopes that you stay safe and warm this week!

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

Did you know “Twas the Night Before Christmas” was first published anonymously in 1823?  It was later acknowledged by Clement Moore.  The poem is known by several names including “A Visit From St. Nicholas” and “The Night Before Christmas.”

According to legend, the poem was conceived while Moore was on a shopping trip.  Moore wrote the poem for his children.  Moore had Santa Claus arrive on Christmas Eve not Christmas Day, making it acceptable and one of the most well know verses written by an American.

The poem has been adapted for television, created into film, music and literature.  We hope you enjoy our adaptation of “Twas the Night Before Christmas.”

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The folks at American Coin Treasures would like to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas.  Thank you for supporting our website and our company as we continue to grow and expand in 2014.

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Thanksgiving

Did you know President George Washington was the first to proclaim Thanksgiving a national day of thanks but it wasn’t an official national holiday until President Abraham Lincoln made a proclamation?

President Franklin D. Roosevelt made the 4th Thursday in November the official day to celebrate Thanksgiving as a national holiday.

The act of pardoning a turkey is a tradition that began with President Lincoln’s son Tad. Tad requested a live turkey’s life be spared when it was brought to the White House to be cooked for dinner.  President George Bush said, “Reprieve,” “keep him going,” or “pardon”: it’s all the same for the turkey, as long as he doesn’t end up on the president’s holiday table. The tradition lives on today with President Obama pardoning a turkey in the rose garden.

Did you know First Lady Pat Nixon pardoned the turkey in 1971 while President Nixon was at the Washington Redskins football training facility?

After you finish your Thanksgiving feast and relax in your easy chair don’t forget to watch for the coin flip during your favorite NFL game.

American Coin Treasures wishes you and your family a happy, healthy and safe Thanksgiving!

 

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