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The E-Sylum:  Volume 11, Number 19, May 11, 2008, Article 9

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY (AFTER THE FACT)!

[Dick Johnson submitted the following item relating to today's
U.S. holiday, Mother's Day. Happy Mother's Day, Moms! -Editor]

Senator Rockefeller is way too late, since he just introduced
legislation to issue a Mother's Day Centennial coin.  The
centennial date was today (May 11, 2008). It would be like
trying to sell month-old newspapers.

Doesn't he realize it takes six months for the Mint to create
and strike such a coin?  Not to mention that the Mint is already
overwhelmed with new issues from a new-coin-and-medal happy
issuing Congress.

Heads up, private medal-issuing industry!  If Congress keeps
up this pace the U.S. Mint is going to have to sub-contract
some of the medal issues to private medal makers in America.

Here's the news story:
 Complete Story

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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