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By Edward Gunts, The Baltimore Sun | March 5, 2012
Barb and Greg Damon traveled to Maryland from Oregon to run a marathon and left with an unusual souvenir. The Damons were among the first people who went to Fort McHenry Monday to purchase commemorative coins created by the United States Mint to mark the bicentennial of the War of 1812. Barb Damon said she and her husband ran in the B&A Trail Marathon over the weekend as part of a quest to complete a marathon in every state. She said they also collect coins and couldn't pass up the chance to purchase a coin on the first day it was issued.
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By Edward Gunts, The Baltimore Sun | March 5, 2012
Barb and Greg Damon traveled to Maryland from Oregon to run a marathon and left with an unusual souvenir. The Damons were among the first people who went to Fort McHenry Monday to purchase commemorative coins created by the United States Mint to mark the bicentennial of the War of 1812. Barb Damon said she and her husband ran in the B&A Trail Marathon over the weekend as part of a quest to complete a marathon in every state. She said they also collect coins and couldn't pass up the chance to purchase a coin on the first day it was issued.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | December 14, 2011
The U.S. Mint unveiled the designs Wednesday for two limited-issue coins that will be available in March to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812. The $5 gold piece and the silver dollar pay homage to the national anthem, Fort McHenry and the Battle of Baltimore. The Mint issues only two commemorative coins annually, and many organizations vie for the recognition and funding from the sales. Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, who sponsored the legislation for the bicentennial coins in the U.S. House, said he had to gather more than 250 signatures from colleagues.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | December 14, 2011
The U.S. Mint unveiled the designs Wednesday for two limited-issue coins that will be available in March to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812. The $5 gold piece and the silver dollar pay homage to the national anthem, Fort McHenry and the Battle of Baltimore. The Mint issues only two commemorative coins annually, and many organizations vie for the recognition and funding from the sales. Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, who sponsored the legislation for the bicentennial coins in the U.S. House, said he had to gather more than 250 signatures from colleagues.
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By BLOOMBERG NEWS | July 30, 1999
KEY WEST, Fla. -- Treasure hunters diving off the Florida Keys uncovered gold, silver and emeralds from newly found parts of a shipwreck first discovered years ago by legendary salvager Mel Fisher.Divers from the late Fisher's Treasure Salvors company found the hoard, which is believed to be from the Spanish galleon Nuestra Senora de Atocha or its sister ship the Santa Margarita, near the Dry Tortugas islands off Key West.Key West-based Treasure Salvors is calling the find a "grand slam," for its combination of silver coins, gold and gems, said spokesman Pat Clyne, speaking through a Treasure Salvors employee in Key West.
BUSINESS
By Andrew Leckey and Andrew Leckey,1987 Tribune Media Services Inc. 435 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, Ill. 606ll | April 24, 1991
Silver is staging a comeback.Bargain-priced American Eagle silver coins and other silver investments have been gaining sales momentum in 1991. Furthermore, a recent modest rebound in price just might indicate a silver rally is coming somewhere down the line.The jump in sales of the one-ounce silver dollar Eagle coins began as the market began a slow descent toward a 17-year low of $3.50 an ounce in February. Prices looked good to investors and speculators. After showing some encouraging improvement, the price most recently has hovered around the $4-an-ounce level.
NEWS
May 26, 1999
Three people eluded a police search in the Gamber area yesterday after a residential break-in in which a loaded 9 mm pistol and a 30.06-caliber rifle with scope were stolen, state police said.Few details were available, said Sgt. J. W. Long, duty officer at the Westminster barracks. Two men and a woman were seen fleeing from the 3900 block of Gamber Road about 11 a.m. in a white Dodge Daytona with orange pinstripes, he said.Witnesses gave sketchy descriptions, saying the woman had long brown hair and drove the car. They said one of the men had a beard and both had medium builds, police said.
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By Christina Asquith and Christina Asquith,Sun Staff Writer | June 16, 1995
When William Krawczewicz was in elementary school, he would get into hot water for doodling in his notebook during history class. Twenty years later, he has drawn his way into history.The 29-year-old artist from Crofton has been chosen to design three coins -- two silver and one gold -- for the Olympics in Atlanta next summer.For Mr. Krawczewicz, a soft-spoken man with shaggy brown hair, the victory means more than his initials -- WJK -- on hundreds of thousands of coins. It is more than the $4,500 prize.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | November 30, 2003
It lay in darkness at the bottom of the Atlantic for more than a century, guarded only by the occasional shark. Now, the 150-year-old steamship has a visitor: a robot bristling with lights, cameras and mechanical arms that is picking its way through the wreckage, hauling up a fortune in gold and silver coins, eventually perhaps 30,000 of them. The ship is the Republic, which sailed from New York in 1865, just after the Civil War, carrying 59 passengers and crew members and a mixed cargo meant to help New Orleans recover from the war. About 100 miles off Georgia, battling a hurricane, it sank in waters a third of a mile deep.
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By Arthur Hirsch and Arthur Hirsch,Staff Writer | November 20, 1992
Displayed under glass in little black velvet boxes, the polished silver coins reflect no mark of tragedy and travail. They have been cleaned of the black crust of centuries and seem at home in a shopping mall jewelry store.Bailey Banks & Biddle jewelers in the Annapolis Mall is the latest stop for the coins, a journey that began in September 1622 when the Spanish galleon Nuestra Senora de Atocha left Cuba for Spain with tons of precious cargo and more than 250 people aboard. The $2 million to $3 million in coins, silver ingots and gold bullion on display at the store today and tomorrow represent a fraction of the loot that sank in a storm with the Atocha out of Havana Harbor.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | November 30, 2003
It lay in darkness at the bottom of the Atlantic for more than a century, guarded only by the occasional shark. Now, the 150-year-old steamship has a visitor: a robot bristling with lights, cameras and mechanical arms that is picking its way through the wreckage, hauling up a fortune in gold and silver coins, eventually perhaps 30,000 of them. The ship is the Republic, which sailed from New York in 1865, just after the Civil War, carrying 59 passengers and crew members and a mixed cargo meant to help New Orleans recover from the war. About 100 miles off Georgia, battling a hurricane, it sank in waters a third of a mile deep.
NEWS
By BLOOMBERG NEWS | July 30, 1999
KEY WEST, Fla. -- Treasure hunters diving off the Florida Keys uncovered gold, silver and emeralds from newly found parts of a shipwreck first discovered years ago by legendary salvager Mel Fisher.Divers from the late Fisher's Treasure Salvors company found the hoard, which is believed to be from the Spanish galleon Nuestra Senora de Atocha or its sister ship the Santa Margarita, near the Dry Tortugas islands off Key West.Key West-based Treasure Salvors is calling the find a "grand slam," for its combination of silver coins, gold and gems, said spokesman Pat Clyne, speaking through a Treasure Salvors employee in Key West.
NEWS
May 26, 1999
Three people eluded a police search in the Gamber area yesterday after a residential break-in in which a loaded 9 mm pistol and a 30.06-caliber rifle with scope were stolen, state police said.Few details were available, said Sgt. J. W. Long, duty officer at the Westminster barracks. Two men and a woman were seen fleeing from the 3900 block of Gamber Road about 11 a.m. in a white Dodge Daytona with orange pinstripes, he said.Witnesses gave sketchy descriptions, saying the woman had long brown hair and drove the car. They said one of the men had a beard and both had medium builds, police said.
NEWS
By Christina Asquith and Christina Asquith,Sun Staff Writer | June 16, 1995
When William Krawczewicz was in elementary school, he would get into hot water for doodling in his notebook during history class. Twenty years later, he has drawn his way into history.The 29-year-old artist from Crofton has been chosen to design three coins -- two silver and one gold -- for the Olympics in Atlanta next summer.For Mr. Krawczewicz, a soft-spoken man with shaggy brown hair, the victory means more than his initials -- WJK -- on hundreds of thousands of coins. It is more than the $4,500 prize.
SPORTS
By Ruth Sadler and Ruth Sadler,Sun Staff Writer | April 2, 1995
Pinnacle has something extra for Olympic pin collectors -- trading cards.Pinnacle is making cards to match 78 pins produced by Olympic licensee Imprinted Products.Card fronts show the pin, and the back gives a brief history of the sport as a competition and an Olympic event or highlights of the Games at the featured site.There will be three sets of Olympic-themed card and pin combinations.The Centennial Collection features 24 pins that show Olympic sites from 1896 to 1996 and a special pin marking the modern Games' centennial.
NEWS
By Arthur Hirsch and Arthur Hirsch,Staff Writer | November 20, 1992
Displayed under glass in little black velvet boxes, the polished silver coins reflect no mark of tragedy and travail. They have been cleaned of the black crust of centuries and seem at home in a shopping mall jewelry store.Bailey Banks & Biddle jewelers in the Annapolis Mall is the latest stop for the coins, a journey that began in September 1622 when the Spanish galleon Nuestra Senora de Atocha left Cuba for Spain with tons of precious cargo and more than 250 people aboard. The $2 million to $3 million in coins, silver ingots and gold bullion on display at the store today and tomorrow represent a fraction of the loot that sank in a storm with the Atocha out of Havana Harbor.
SPORTS
By Ruth Sadler and Ruth Sadler,Sun Staff Writer | April 2, 1995
Pinnacle has something extra for Olympic pin collectors -- trading cards.Pinnacle is making cards to match 78 pins produced by Olympic licensee Imprinted Products.Card fronts show the pin, and the back gives a brief history of the sport as a competition and an Olympic event or highlights of the Games at the featured site.There will be three sets of Olympic-themed card and pin combinations.The Centennial Collection features 24 pins that show Olympic sites from 1896 to 1996 and a special pin marking the modern Games' centennial.
NEWS
November 12, 1992
* Dayton: 14200 block of Day Farm Road: A housesitter found the mailbox outside the home had been uprooted from the front lawn Monday, and most of the water in a hot tub had been released.Highland: 6600 block of Luster Drive: A package of four Art Monk silver coins, valued at $124.80, was taken.* Woodbine: 2900 block of Florence Road: A $10 aluminum mailbox was taken Thursday or Friday.
BUSINESS
By Andrew Leckey and Andrew Leckey,1987 Tribune Media Services Inc. 435 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, Ill. 606ll | April 24, 1991
Silver is staging a comeback.Bargain-priced American Eagle silver coins and other silver investments have been gaining sales momentum in 1991. Furthermore, a recent modest rebound in price just might indicate a silver rally is coming somewhere down the line.The jump in sales of the one-ounce silver dollar Eagle coins began as the market began a slow descent toward a 17-year low of $3.50 an ounce in February. Prices looked good to investors and speculators. After showing some encouraging improvement, the price most recently has hovered around the $4-an-ounce level.
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