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The U.S. Mint To Manufacture The First Ever Curved Coin

The 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Program is going to produce a first for the U.S. Mint. The coin is being produced in recognition and celebration of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, which celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2014.

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Susan B. Anthony dollar coin  (TombaMarina@Flickr)
Susan B. Anthony dollar coin (TombaMarina@Flickr)
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The Most Disliked Coin In U-S History

It was and still is the most unpopular coin in U-S history. Other than the depiction of Lady Liberty on many coins, it was the first U-S coin to feature a woman.

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What You Didn’t Know About Money

If you keep tossing a penny over and over it’s likely to land tails up about 51 percent of the time, because the heads side is slightly heavier, meaning the heads is more likely to end up on the bottom.

We call it paper money, but it's really cloth.  American money is a combination of about 75 percent cotton and 25 percent linen.

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Examples of the signature of William Shakespeare (Getty Images)
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Rarest Items In The World – Dale’s Daily Data

Did you ever wonder what some of the rarest items in the world might be?  Start with a signature.  Not just any signature, but what some consider one of the greater writers in history.  William Shakespeare may have done a lot of writing, but signing his signature apparently is not one of the things he did very often.  There are only six of them in existence and each of them is reportedly worth around $3-million.

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Dale’s Daily Data: Paper Money

Somebody was telling me the other day they got a dollar coin in change the other day and didn’t want it.  The Treasury Department would love it if you used more dollar coins because they last longer, but people just don’t like coins jingling in their pockets.  The reason the U.S. began issuing paper money in the first place was because during the Civil War began hoarding coins because of the uncertainty of the war and because the value of coins made of gold and silver didn’t change much.  To make up for the shortage, paper money was printed for the first time in 1862.

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