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Dawn of shiny new life for Old Mint

Feinstein, Pelosi preside over ceremonial minting of coins to fund its reincarnation

San Francisco Chronicle

Saturday, October 28, 2006


Under the watchful eye of a veteran U.S. Mint employee named Ed Trautner, Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Rep. Nancy Pelosi took turns coining money Friday.


They each produced a single ceremonial silver dollar, struck with the image of San Francisco's Old Mint on one side and an American eagle on the other.


These are big coins, 1 1/2 inches in diameter, as hefty and sound as your grandfather's silver dollar.

Feinstein held one up, and it gleamed in the light. "These are beautiful coins", she said.


Feinstein and Pelosi were the stars of a ceremonial minting of commemorative silver coins, on sale by the U.S. Mint. A proof set of the silver dollar sells for $39 and an uncirculated silver dollar for $35.


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  • 2 weeks later...

Interesting article, and a beautiful coin.



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