? How did the $5 gold half eagle get nicknamed ?half a ned,? or a ?half ned??
This is another English term that has inserted itself into American slang. A ?ned? originally referred to a guinea in the 1750-1850 era.
?What?s the story on the Krause coin boards?
Clifford Mishler helped on this: ?We produced these as a subscription promotion. My best recollection/guess is that we did in the realm of 25,000 units. Each folder contained a date set of Lincoln cents (one per year, not each mint) for 1952-1982. In addition each folder also contained either one or two medals/tokens designed by Frank Gasparro and struck by The Franklin Mint. The medal was struck in copper-nickel and carried a Lincoln portrait on the obverse and an eagle overset by a hand-operated press on the reverse. I believe the token had the same obverse, but the reverse design was shifted off-center in the 10:30 direction to accommodate ?Good For $2 Savings? redemption information. The medal was struck in quantities of 25,000 copper-nickel, 300 bronze, 80 .925 silver and one gold. The latter was presented to Art Christoph at the annual Christmas party to memorialize his 25th year with the company. The token was struck in quantities of 50,965 in aluminum and 30 in .925 silver.?
? What can you tell me about a coin that appears to be a mule of an Argentine coin and a U.S. gold quarter eagle? It?s been in the family for many years.
Were it not for the disappointment, I would be tempted to make a pun about ?playing games.? Sadly, this is no mule, but instead a game counter or poker chip. It is one of the American counters, as opposed to the multitude in use in Europe, and further one of three with similar obverses and the reverses of the $2.50, $5 and $10 gold coins. So far I have not been able to pinpoint the manufacturer, leaving that to a reader. The pieces are brass or copper, and they have no precious metal content.
? Do you have mintage figures for the Fugio cents?
The Breen reference does not have any mintage figures for the varieties. The only mintage figures quoted are a shipment by the James Jarvis Mint of 398,577 pieces, ?supposedly representing 15 percent of the initial coinage of 2,657,180.? He lists numerous varieties but no other mintage
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