about Todd FlowerdayA Roman Catholic lay person, married (since 1996), with one adopted child (since 2001). I serve in worship and spiritual life in a midwestern university parish.
about John Donaghy
John is a lay missionary since 2007 with a parish in western Honduras. Before that he served in campus ministry and social justice ministry in Iowa. His ministry blog is http://hermanojuancito.blogspot.com
He also blogs reflections on the lectionary and saints/heroes/events of the date at http://walktheway.wordpress.com
He'll be a long-term contributor here analyzing the Latin American bishops' document from their 2007 Aparecida Conference.
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Category Archives: coins
The latest issue of Coin World showed the new design for the $100 FRN (above, compared to the current, below). About a dozen shots of the printing and details, too. I commented to the young miss that they’re giving counterfeiters … Continue reading
I missed this piece when it came out. With all the internet fussing about how ignorant the press (and others) are about Catholicism, and with me going on my usual meme: it’s not just religion, but science, history, geography, classical … Continue reading
Serious coin collectors search for “key dates” in series of coins. These are years in which mintages were low, resulting in a relative scarcity. Often low mintages point to financial upheaval within the nation. (I’m still looking for a nice … Continue reading
The new quarter commemorating the District of Columbia went into release this week. It’s good to see one of America’s most outstanding composers honored. In spite of the cut-off piano, I like this design. Representative Mike Castle of Delaware has … Continue reading
An interesting video on America’s new coinage system.
The Perth Mint in Australia is offering limited edition proof coins commemorating Pope Benedict’s visit for WYD 2008. Options include one of 1,000 in gold or one of 25,000 in silver. Vatican approved images, never fear.
Last February I posted on the 2007 state quarter designs. I finally got a Utah in pocket change last night at the ice cream place. I still think a beehive would’ve been better. We’ve gone the longest in US history … Continue reading
These two coins are curiosities. The one on the left you probably don’t know. It’s the ten dollar gold piece designed by the famous sculptor Augustus Saint Gaudens during the TR administration. Roosevelt wanted to upgrade the designs on American … Continue reading
One of my numismatic acquisitions on our recent vacation was this commemorative coin honoring the 25th anniversary of Canada’s hockey triumph over the USSR. It’s hard this far south in the US to find Canadian coins. This item has been … Continue reading
Many years ago in Iowa, my wife purchased this nice coin for me, imaged on the right. Since my boyhood days sifting through pocket change in Upstate New York, I collected Canadian coins alongside US issues. I don’t find anything … Continue reading
It’s 1870 and your pocket is full of small change. What does it look like? We have the two-cent piece, copper and featuring that godly motto. The three-cent nickel with the Liberty head joins the Indian princess of Liberty on … Continue reading
No, sillies, not Bush II, but Washington. Apparently thousands of president dollar coins went out from the Philly mint without the edge lettering of 2007 P or “E pluribus unum.” Most shocking of all, no “In God We Trust.” And … Continue reading
… are featured on this year’s State Quarter series from the US Mint. The coins top to bottom here are in order of release. The tradition has been to issue the coins in the same order as they were admitted … Continue reading
They’re going ga ga over it at Philip Blosser’s web page. Actually only one person is. You decide. Here’s Angelina Jolie as model for the Blessed Mother by artist Kate Kretz: And here’s the obverse of the US Double Eagle … Continue reading
This coin, along with the copper large cent, were among the first official issues of the new federal mint in Philadelphia in 1793. Despite a popularity of copper coins among American collectors, the half cent series (1793-1857) has never caught … Continue reading