During the War of 1812, the Battle of Boston Harbor was fought on 1 June 1813, between the frigates HMS Shannon and USS Chesapeake. To commemorate this important naval battle, the Royal Canadian Mint has issued 2013 HMS Shannon and USS Chesapeake silver, gold and platinum coins.
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During World War II, copper and bronze were strategic metals needed for the war effort.
On May 13, 1942, the new “wartime silver” nickel five-cent coin was first test-struck at the Philadelphia Mint.
To commemorate the 300th anniversary of the landing of the Pilgrims at Plymouth, special legislation on May 12, 1920 authorized the production of the Pilgrim Tercentenary half dollar.
While the six original self-governing Australian colonies issued various stamps prior to 1913, the first nationwide stamp was issued on January 2, 1913. To celebrate the centennial anniversary of this philatelic milestone, the Perth Mint and Australia Post collaborated on a commemorative silver coin and stamp set.
Eights years long and running strong, the Presidential $1 Coin Program will release the next four coins in the series in 2014, honoring Presidents Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover, and Franklin D. Roosevelt.
On May 4, 1928, a Congressional Gold Medal was authorized for aviator Charles Lindbergh.
After rejecting all previous candidates for the reverse of the forthcoming Edith Wilson First Spouse Gold Coin, the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) and the Commission of Fine Arts (CFA) recently reviewed a second round of potential designs from the United States Mint.
Sir Winston Churchill, one of the most universally respected and admired political figure ever to emerge in Great Britain in the 20th century will be celebrated on the reissued £5 banknote from the Bank of England.
The Wildlife Conservation Society—the largest urban network of wildlife parks in the world, with 4.5 million visitors annually—works to save vulnerable species comprising 25 percent of the world’s biodiversity.