Doylestown, PA -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/19/2016 -- In an article recently released via their online store, the leading coin case supplier, SAFE® Collecting Supplies, shed light on the West Point Mint's latest tribute—a 2016 Mark Twain $5 Gold Proof Coin. The coin comes 104 years after the American literary hero's death.
"Twain enthusiasts and numismatists often intersect, so it's exciting for all of them that a commemorative gold coin to honor him is finally here," said Kurt Braun, founder and CEO of SAFE® Collecting Supplies. His company is a leading hub for which numismatists, philatelists and collectors of other kinds can obtain their supplies.
Braun's article speaks of Twain's influences and legacy, which help explain the visuals wrought onto his commemorative coin. As a young man in Missouri, Twain worked on steamboats that navigated the Mississippi River, which provided him with inspiration for setting the scenes of his most lauded works; "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" and "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer."
Thus, it comes as no surprise that the reverse face of the 2016 Twain coin features a steamboat floating on the Mississippi River, along with "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "E PLURIBUS UNUM" and its five-dollar denomination indicator. The obverse face shows a three-quarter profile portrait of Twain, "2016," "IN GOD WE TRUST," "LIBERTY" and a "W" mint mark. Coins can be purchased via the United States Mint for $412.60.
"Anyone who buys a Twain Gold Coin is encouraged to browse our inventory of high quality coin supplies," concluded Braun. To do so, please visit SAFE® Collecting Supplies' website. Interested customers can also learn more by dialing 877-395-SAFE (7233).
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Since 1953, SAFE® Collecting Supplies has been the leading manufacturer of high-quality collecting supplies around the world. The company is dedicated to helping collectors find the appropriate collecting and storage system for coins, paper money, stamps, pins, postcards, rocks, minerals and more.
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