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Do You Know US Coins?
U.S. Coins & Banknotes
"A general quiz on US coinage that tests how much you know."
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An eagle has been featured on the reverse of many US coins. Which type of regular issue quarter was the first to NOT have an eagle on the reverse?
Liberty Seated Var. II
The first double eagle bears what date?
How many mints have struck US coinage?
Both early Buffalo Nickels and early Standing Liberty Quarters are hard to find because?
The Great Depression caused many collectors to spend these old coins until they were unidentifiable.
The dates were placed high on the design, causing them to be worn off.
The early dates are almost all low mintage.
They were not originally popular, and few people saved them.
Time for an easier one. In 1965, the mint debased the silver coinage and replaced them with copper-nickel coinage. On which denomination was the change not fully completed until 1971?
What is the only US coin to be devalued?
All gold coins
1913 Liberty Head Nickel
Why are all US gold coins made prior to the 1830's very rare?
The government was financially weak and did not have much gold for coinage.
The value of the gold in the coins was greater than its face value. Consequently, most were melted by members of the public.
Gold was readily used in circulation. The coins were used until worn out, melted, and re-coined.
European mercantilism removed most gold from America back to Europe were it was melted and re-coined.
The first Proof Set made for the public was dated.
The first commemorative silver dollar was?
Which mint is the only one to have a mintmark that is a vowel?
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