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    Default 2010 penny depicts the US Capitol dome under construction, during Civil War

    Coincidence or things to come?
    New penny depicts the US Capitol dome construction

    http://www.usmint.gov/pressroom/inde...release&ID=947


    Seen the new 2010 penny depicting the construction of the US Capitol dome?


    http://2010lincolncents.com/

    What is interesting is the dome was constructed during the most turbulent time in US History: 1855-1866.

    The same period in which began with secessional disputes and culminated into the Civil War.


    Inauguration of Abraham Lincoln, March 4, 1861, beneath the unfinished capitol dome when he took office.

    American Civil War
    Both the outgoing and incoming US administrations rejected the legality of secession, considering it rebellion.

    Hostilities began on April 12, 1861, when Confederate forces attacked a US military installation at Fort Sumter in South Carolina.

    Lincoln responded by calling for a volunteer army from each state, leading to declarations of secession by four more Southern slave states.

    Both sides raised armies as the Union assumed control of the border states early in the war and established a naval blockade. In September 1862, Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation made ending slavery in the South a war goal[1], and dissuaded the British from intervening.[2]

    Confederate commander Robert E. Lee won battles in the east, but in 1863 his northward advance was turned back after the Battle of Gettysburg and, in the west, the Union gained control of the Mississippi River at the Battle of Vicksburg, thereby splitting the Confederacy.

    Long-term Union advantages in men and material were realized in 1864 when Ulysses S. Grant fought battles of attrition against Lee, while Union general William Sherman captured Atlanta, Georgia, and marched to the sea. Confederate resistance collapsed after Lee surrendered to Grant at Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865.

    The United States Capitol dome is the massive dome situated above the United States Capitol which reaches upwards to 288 feet (88 m) in height. The dome was designed by Thomas U. Walter, the fourth Architect of the Capitol, and constructed between 1855 and 1866 at a cost of $1,047,291.[1]
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    Default Re: 2010 penny depicts the US Capitol dome under construction, during Civil War

    symbolism for re-establishing a "different roof" over our nations political workforce?

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    Default Re: 2010 penny depicts the US Capitol dome under construction, during Civil War

    History doesn't repeat itself, but it does rhyme.” Mark Twain

    however
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    "Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it." George Santayana


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    Default Re: 2010 penny depicts the US Capitol dome under construction, during Civil War

    who holds the position that makes the final decision on mint changes?

    the question i have immediately after that answer is, who "really" has the control over that person who holds the position that makes that final decision?

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    The President.
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    http://www.usmint.gov/

    Since Congress created the United States Mint on April 2, 1792, it has grown tremendously. The United States Mint receives more than $1 billion in annual revenues. As a self-funded agency, the United States Mint turns revenues beyond its operating expenses over to the General Fund of the Treasury.
    Mission
    The United States Mint applies world-class business practices in
    making, selling, and protecting our Nation’s coinage and assets.

    — U.S. Mint Strategic Plan
    The primary mission of the United States Mint is to produce an adequate volume of circulating coinage for the nation to conduct its trade and commerce. In recent history circulating coin production has varied between 11 billion and 20 billion coins annually. In addition to producing coins, the United States Mint has other responsibilities, including the following:

    • Distributing U.S. coins to the Federal Reserve banks and branches.
    • Maintaining physical custody and protection of the Nation's $100 billion of U.S. gold and silver assets.
    • Producing proof, uncirculated, and commemorative coins, and medals for sale to the general public.
    • Manufacturing and selling platinum, gold, and silver bullion coins.
    • Overseeing of production facilities in Denver, Philadelphia, San Francisco and West Point, as well as the U.S. Bullion Depository at Fort Knox, Kentucky.

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    For information about U.S. paper currency, please contact the Bureau of Engraving and Printing .




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    And the director is Edmund C Moy
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    Default Re: 2010 penny depicts the US Capitol dome under construction, during Civil War

    The 2010 penny was probably started several years ago....I like changing them up. I don't see anything sinister in this.
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    Default Re: 2010 penny depicts the US Capitol dome under construction, during Civil War

    Quote Originally Posted by Malsua View Post
    The 2010 penny was probably started several years ago....I like changing them up. I don't see anything sinister in this.
    Me neither.

    The money changes are changes made to prevent counterfeiting, among other reasons.

    So all the sinister finger pointing about money changes is just a lot of hot air.
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    Default Re: 2010 penny depicts the US Capitol dome under construction, during Civil War

    The penny is rapidly becoming an obsolete coin. I think the mint just keeps making them to confuse the checkout folks at McDonalds and China-Mart.

    Of course now that the image is changing my plans for counterfeiting the 1 cent coin are dashed.
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