United States Postal Services announced the issuance on Saturday, July 13, of the New England Coastal Lighthouse Forever stamps.
The sixth issuance in the lighthouse series features five New England Coastal Lighthouses: Portland Head (Cape Elizabeth, ME); Portsmouth Harbor (New Castle, NH); Boston Harbor (Boston, MA); Point Judith (Narragansett, RI) and New London Harbor (New London, CT).
Portland Head was established in 1791, being Maine’s oldest lighthouse.
Although citizens of Portsmouth Harbor had demanded a lighthouse as early as 1721, only 50 years later the Portsmouth Harbor’s first beacon was lit.
Boston Harbor Light it’s North America’s first true light station. It was built in 1716 because of the city’s business community urging.
Point Judith Lighthouse guards a dangerous area of the Atlantic, this area seeing many shipwrecks, even after the addition of the lighthouse.
New London Harbor
New London Harbor is Connecticut’s oldest and tallest lighthouse, originally established in 1761.
The Johnny Cash (Forever) stamp is being issued this year by United States Post as part of the exciting new Music Icons stamp series.
Johnny Cash was an American singer-songwriter, actor, and author, considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. He is primarily remembered as a country music icon, but his songs and sound spanned other genres including rock and roll, blues, folk, and gospel.
Cash was known for his deep, distinctive bass-baritone voice and for his dark performance clothing, which earned him the nickname “The Man in Black”. He usually began his concerts with the phrase “Hello, I’m Johnny Cash.”, followed by his standard “Folsom Prison Blues”.
Resembling the appearance of a 45 rpm record sleeve, the square stamp features a photograph taken by Frank Bez during the photo session for Ring of Fire: The Best of Johnny Cash (1963).
We launched today a new application designed for the collectors of United States coins that own an Android smartphone or tablet. This is a modern tool that comes to replace the old paper catalogs and lists and to make the collector’s life easier.
The app will help the users easily manage their coin collection, by organizing the wish list, trade list and personal collection. Also it offers a catalog of over 1000 American coins with useful information like images, catalog prices, mintage, material, weight, diameter and others.
An extra option called the coin “Market Price” is also available, giving information about the real value of a coin (based on the prices of coins sold in auctions).
All the data saved inside the app can be easily synchronized between multiple devices (phone, tablet and computer), being safely stored on allnumis.com platform.
You can buy the app now for 1.99€ on:
Google Play: goo.gl/e356F
Allnumis also made available Android apps with coins from Canada, Denmark, Sweden, Hungary and Romania and other countries are about to come.
United States Mint announced the launch of the 18th coin in the America the Beautiful Quarters Program, dedicated to The Great Basin National Park .
The The Great Basin National Park has many amazing features – mountain peaks, caverns, desert oases and 4000 year old trees.
The coin’s reverse design shows the beauty and unique qualities of a Bristlecone Pine tree and the rocky glacial moraines where these trees are growing.
Great Basin National Park quarters produced for general circulation were released to the Federal Reserve Bank on June 10.
Composition: 8.33% Nickel, Balance: Copper
Weight: 5.670 grams
Diameter: 0.955 in. 24.3 mm
Mint and Mint Mark: San Francisco – S
United States Postal Services announced on May 23th a new stamp issue, the third of a five-year series commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.
The sheet of 12 stamps includes two stamp designs, one illustrating the Battle of Gettysburg, the largest battle of the war, and the other one depicting the Battle of Vicksburg, a Union campaign to gain control of the Mississippi River. The Postal Service began the Civil War Sesquicentennial Forever stamp series in 2011 with the issuance of the Fort Sumter and Battle of Bull Run Forever stamps. In 2012, stamps memorializing the Battles of Antietam and New Orleans were issued.
The background image on the 1863 souvenir sheet is a photograph taken by Mathew Brady shortly after the Battle of Gettysburg of captured Confederate soldiers, who reportedly posed for Brady on Seminary Ridge. The souvenir sheet includes comments on the war by Abraham Lincoln, Clara Barton, Rufus R. Dawes (a Union soldier), and William Tunnard (a Confederate soldier). It also includes some of the lyrics of “Lorena” a popular Civil War song by Henry D. L. Webster and Joseph P. Webster.
The stamp series was designed by art director Phil Jordan of Falls Church, VA.