The majority of coins produced in the United States today are minted in three main cities: Denver, San Francisco and Philadelphia. This was not always the case. Throughout American history, there have been mints in many U.S. cities. Several noteworthy coins in Rago's Coin & Currency (12/02) auction come from the now defunct Charlotte and Dahlonega Mints.

You would have stopped to watch. Keith Haring, a slender boy in his twenties with a cut-off shirt and circular glasses, briskly exited subway cars armed with white chalk and influence. Between 1980 and 1985 Haring produced hundreds of (illegal) New York City "subway drawings" on unassuming, black matte walls that would have otherwise remained blank and lucky commuters watched him do it.