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Was Columbus ever proposed as a subject for a United States commemorative coin prior to 1892? Continue reading
Was Susan B. Anthony the only woman candidate for a place on the dollar of 1979? Continue reading
Were there any attempts to revive the Morgan dollar after 1921? Continue reading
Wasn’t the Bicentennial quarter an afterthought? Continue reading
Didn’t the U.S. Olympic Committee have to pay for the lobbying done by the two private firms that attempted to take over distribution of the 1983-1984 Olympic coins? Continue reading
The Latin slogan meaning “Out of Many, One” has been the topic of several recent questions. It is traced to a poem by Roman poet Virgil (70-19 B.C.), who used it in “Moretum” in the line, “…Deperdunt propias; color est E Pluribus Unum,” referring to ingredients ground up with a mortar and pestle. Continue reading
Section 10 of the Mint Act of April 2, 1792, says, “… with this inscription, ‘UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,’ …” Once this tradition was established, nobody saw any need to change it. Particularly in the early days when dies were hand-made, they economized in every possible way, so perhaps this was another reason for not adding the extra three letters. Continue reading
Is there any way of telling a worn, dateless 1916 quarter from a 1917? Continue reading
The coins have a beveled edge rather than the square-cornered edge with wire rim found on other gold coins. The difference is due only to the different shape of the die surface. “Rolled” is a misnomer. Continue reading
It’s a bit difficult to associate the term “rare” with a coin that had a mintage of more than 3 million at each of three mints. The proof mintage is more than 4 million, so any way you look at it the coin is not rare, even if it may be hard to find. Continue reading