According to the United States Mint, Lansing resident Daniel Heller is the youngest person on record who has ever struck a United States coin. Six year-old first-grader Daniel struck coins #2 and #15 at the Michigan Quarter Ceremonial Strike Ceremony at the Denver Mint on January 8, 2004, an event to honor the start of production of the Michigan statehood quarter.
The release of the Michigan statehood quarter at the State Capitol on January 26, 2004 was the first U.S. coin to make its national debut in Michigan. Just 16 days later, on February 11, 2004, a second U.S. coin made its national debut in Michigan.
Michigan's only living designer of a United States coin is Steven Bieda of Warren. He designed the reverse of the 1992 Olympic Half Dollar.
Since July 1999, Michigan residents have been exempt from paying sales and use taxes on the purchase of precious metals bullion and rare coins. Michigan is one of 29 states with complete or partial sales tax exemptions on such merchandise.