Tag Archives: US Coins


Minting Coins – then and now!

One of our Members shared these 2 Videos to enlighten us on just how much the Coin Minting Process has changed in the last few generations. The first video is from 1940 and gives an historical reference of coin making in the USA from its’ inception. The second video is from 2015 and shows the same Mint and the process of making Quarters today. You may be surprised at the difference!

*Videos are not owned or managed by Bel Mar Coin Club. Copyrights and Credits are on YouTube and on each Video.*

Minting Coins at the Philadelphia Mint: “How They Make Money” circa 1940 


US Quarter Minting Process today

2015 Coin Show Reminder

Saturday May 30th, 2015 is the Annual Bel Mar Coin Club Show in Aberdeen, Maryland! Please add us to your Calendar and stop by 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.


Hunt Valley – Timonium Coin & Currency Show

Here is an Announcement from a friend of The Bel Mar Coin Club:

Legacy Coins & Currency are hosting a Coin Show on Sunday May 19, 2013 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Stop by the Show for US & Foreign Coins; Gold & Silver Bullion

There will be 30 Dealer Tables!


Crowne Plaza Baltimore North

2004 Greenspring Drive

Timonium, MD 21093

Call 410-929-8178 for more details


Lincoln – Kennedy Cent

At the last Bel Mar Coin Club Monthly Meeting my son was given a 1974 uncirculated Lincoln Cent with a profile image of President John F. Kennedy engraved onto the Cent so the 2 Presidents are facing each other on the Obverse of the coin.  (see the scanned image below)

Lincoln-Kennedy Cent

Here are the Astonishing Coincidences with these 2 Presidents:

Lincoln was elected in 1860; Kennedy in 1960

There are 7 letters in each last name

Both men were slain on a Friday in the presence of their wives

Both were directly concerned with Civil Rights

Kennedy’s secretary named Lincoln warned him not to go to Dallas;

Lincoln’s secretary named Kennedy warned him not to go to the Theater.

Both of their successor’s were named Johnson; Andrew Johnson was born in 1808, and Lyndon Johnson was born in 1908.

Booth and Oswald were both Southerners favoring unpopular ideas.

Oswald shot Kennedy from a Warehouse and hid in a Theater.

Booth shot Lincoln in a Theater and hid in a Warehouse.

Pretty Astonishing!