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Two New Silver Dollars Coming
September 29, 2008

After posting my blog Friday morning, I had the day off and so went off and performed some autumn seasonal chores.

When I left, Congress was wrestling with the financial bailout package that has more zeroes on it than most of us can easily comprehend.

Returning to the office this morning, I see from a report filed by David L. Ganz that Congress worked on matters other than the bailout, too.

Two commemorative bills from the House of Representatatives were taken up and passed by the Senate. A likely presidential signature means that we have new commemoratives to think about.

Boy Scouts will be honored with a silver dollar in 2010, a little more than one year away.

In 2012, the American Infantry gets its turn in the commemorative coin limelight. A silver dollar will honor the infantry, the oldest and largest branch of the U.S. Army. It was founded in 1775 at a time it was called the Continental Army and when led by Gen. George Washington, won American independence from Great Britain.

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About the Author
David C. Harper has been a coin collector since 1963. He joined the Krause Publications editorial staff in 1978 and is currently editor of Numismatic News and World Coin News. He also edits two books annually, North American Coins & Prices and Coin Digest. He is the author of the Class of '63 column that runs each week in Numismatic News. His first bylined numismatic article appeared in the June 1971 issue of Coins Magazine and his various Krause Publications assignments included a stint as editor of the magazine 1980-1983. Harper received a bachelor of science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 1977. He had a double major of journalism and economics.

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