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Why Is Caesar Rodney Honored On the First US Statehood Quarter?

When the U.S. government passed a law establishing the U.S. Statehood Quarter series, the coins were issued in the order that the states ratified the U.S. Constitution or joined the Union.  Thus, Delaware was honored on the first coin in … Continue reading

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Gold $1 law left eagle off design

Why isn’t there an eagle on the $1 gold coins? The law of March 3, 1849 creating the coin specifically deleted the eagle requirement. The same legal sidestep has been used for a number of coins since then. Continue reading

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