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Quiz about Flip a Coin
Quiz about Flip a Coin

Flip a Coin Trivia Quiz


In this quiz, I will show you the reverses of ten United States coins and I will ask you a question concerning the obverses of the coins.

A photo quiz by bernie73. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
bernie73
Time
5 mins
Type
Photo Quiz
Quiz #
381,161
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
6 / 10
Plays
440
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Question 1 of 10
1. On this coin we see a building with a domed structure at the center. The name of the building is written below--oh, no, its not! The quiz author has annoyingly covered up the name of the building. Nevertheless, which person should we expect to see on the obverse? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Here's a coin that says "one cent" and has a striped shield with "E pluribus unum" at its top. Of the following choices, which is the only one in which coins like this were made? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Here's a coin with a image of a many-columned building with a small, indistinct shape. You might be surprised to hear that that shape is actually a statue of the same person who is on the front. Who is that person? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. This coin is a five cent coin that has the 2005 "Ocean in View" reverse. How is the text on the obverse different from the five cent obverse of 1938-2004? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. This coin reverse has a torch flanked by an olive branch and an oak branch. Which president appears on the obverse? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. This 2015 Washington quarter dollar has an image of the Blue Ridge Parkway on the reverse. Which pieces of text that you would normally find on the reverse of a Washington quarter dollar do you find on the obverse here? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. This reverse appears on a one dollar coin. An almost identical reverse appears on another dollar coin with a different person on the obverse. Which of these people does not appear on the obverse of a coin that had this reverse or an almost identical reverse? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. This coin reverse looks like the Presidential seal. Which president is on the obverse? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Here's a quarter dollar with an eagle standing on a perch with wings outspread. I can tell you that George Washington is on the obverse of this coin. Which date could possibly be on the obverse of this coin? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. This last coin has a buffalo or American bison on the reverse. Which best describes who you will see on the obverse? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. On this coin we see a building with a domed structure at the center. The name of the building is written below--oh, no, its not! The quiz author has annoyingly covered up the name of the building. Nevertheless, which person should we expect to see on the obverse?

Answer: Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson began appearing on five cent coins in 1938. The original obverse with Jefferson in profile (appearing from 1938-2004) and reverse (1938-2004 and since 2006) were designed by Felix Schlag. A special obverse for 2005 and four special reverses for 2004-2005 commemorated the Bicentennial of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

A new three-quarters portrait of Jefferson by Jamie Franki began appearing in 2006. Incidentally, the stated value of the coin is "five cents". It is commonly called a "nickel" because of the nickel content in the metal of the coin planchet.
2. Here's a coin that says "one cent" and has a striped shield with "E pluribus unum" at its top. Of the following choices, which is the only one in which coins like this were made?

Answer: 2010

The Lincoln cent was first produced in 1909, to mark the 100th Anniversary of Lincoln's birth. The obverse was by Victor D. Brenner and was based on other engravings Brenner had done of Abraham Lincoln. In 2009, to mark the 200th Anniversary of Lincoln's birth, four reverses were created reflecting Lincoln's time of residence in Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, and Washington, DC. Beginning in 2010, the reverse of the Lincoln cent bore a new shield reverse by Lyndall Bass.

Incidentally, the coin is a "cent" and not a "penny", a denomination of British coinage.
3. Here's a coin with a image of a many-columned building with a small, indistinct shape. You might be surprised to hear that that shape is actually a statue of the same person who is on the front. Who is that person?

Answer: Abraham Lincoln

The 1959-2008 Lincoln Memorial reverse was designed by Frank Gasparro to commemmorate the 150th Anniversary of Lincoln's birth. The main feature of the actual memorial is a seated statue of Abraham Lincoln. This coin has the unusual distinction of being a coin with an image of the same person on each side.

The Lincoln Memorial was not dedicated until 1922, long after Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. The crowd at the dedication, however, did include the elderly son of the president, Robert Lincoln.

The Lincoln Memorial cent is one of the most common coins in the history of the world with its mintage exceeding one billion in most years of its production.
4. This coin is a five cent coin that has the 2005 "Ocean in View" reverse. How is the text on the obverse different from the five cent obverse of 1938-2004?

Answer: "Liberty" is in script

In addition to the text changes, Jefferson's head is pushed to the left side of the coin. This obverse was used only in 2005. The "Westward Journey" or Lewis and Clark Bicentennial series included reverses with a Peace Medal and a Keelboat in 2004 and an American Bison in 2005.
5. This coin reverse has a torch flanked by an olive branch and an oak branch. Which president appears on the obverse?

Answer: Franklin Roosevelt

Officially the Roosevelt dime was designed by John Sinnock. Unofficially, some believe that Sinnock heavily borrowed from an image created by Selma Burke. The coin was first issued in 1946, only one year after Roosevelt's death. The dime was chosen because of the connection between Roosevelt and the "March of Dimes" (originally the :"National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis") and its fight against polio, which Roosevelt had contracted in his late 30s.

The dime is a named denomination in federal law, described as ten cents or one-tenth of a dollar.
6. This 2015 Washington quarter dollar has an image of the Blue Ridge Parkway on the reverse. Which pieces of text that you would normally find on the reverse of a Washington quarter dollar do you find on the obverse here?

Answer: "United States of America" and Quarter Dollar"

While all four pieces of text can be found on the obverse of this 2015 Washington quarter dollar, "Liberty" and "In God We Trust" have been found on Washington quarter dollar obverses since 1932. "United States of America" and "Quarter Dollar" were found on the reverses of Wasington quarter dollars until 1998. With the introduction of first the state quarter dollars, then the territorial quarter dollars, then the "America the Beautiful" quarter dollars, those words have been moved to the obverse to give more room to the images on the reverses.
7. This reverse appears on a one dollar coin. An almost identical reverse appears on another dollar coin with a different person on the obverse. Which of these people does not appear on the obverse of a coin that had this reverse or an almost identical reverse?

Answer: Sacagawea

Dwight Eisenhower appears on US dollar coins dated from 1971 to 1978 and Susan B. Anthony appears on US dollar coins dated from 1979 to 1981 and 1999. Both obverses were designed by Frank Gasparro. Both coins used a common reverse, also designed by Gasparro, that features an eagle landing on the moon.

This image, taken from the Apollo XI mission patch, commemorates the moon landing in 1969. The Sacagawea dollar, first appearing in 2000, has an obverse designed by Glenna Goodacre and a flying eagle reverse, designed by Thomas Rogers, that was used from 2000 to 2008.
8. This coin reverse looks like the Presidential seal. Which president is on the obverse?

Answer: John Kennedy

The Kennedy Half Dollar has been produced since 1964. The obverse of the coin was designed by Gilroy Roberts and the reverse was designed by Frank Gasparro. The coin was the last "circulating" US coin that was issued with silver--from 1965 to 1970, Kennedy Half Dollars that were 40% silver were issued although the 1970 coins were only issued in mint sets.

In reality, the Kennedy Half Dollar always has had limited circulation as first people hoarded them as a commemorative of the recently assassinated president as well as an increase in the price of silver. Later, the American public had just gotten out of the habit of using the half dollar on an everyday basis.
9. Here's a quarter dollar with an eagle standing on a perch with wings outspread. I can tell you that George Washington is on the obverse of this coin. Which date could possibly be on the obverse of this coin?

Answer: 1995

The Washington quarter dollar has been issued in 1932 and every year since 1934. The original obverse and original reverse were designed by John Flanagan and were used until 1998, with the exception of 1975 and 1976 when a special Bicentennial design was used. From 1999 to 2009, the special reverses commemorating each of the fifty states and six selected US territories were issued with a modified obverse. Being in 2010, special reverses portraying National Parks were used.

The Washington quarter dollar began as a commemorative for the 200th anniversary of George Washington's birth.
10. This last coin has a buffalo or American bison on the reverse. Which best describes who you will see on the obverse?

Answer: A Native American

The Buffalo Nickel is also called the Indian Head Nickel. Issued from 1913 to 1938, the coin was designed by James Earle Fraser. It is believed that the bison on the coin is Black Diamond, who lived at the Bronx Zoo. Who was the model for the obverse is more uncertain, with Fraser stating in an interview that he remembered the models being "Iron Tail, a Sioux, Big Tree, a Kiowa, and Two Moons, a Cheyenne." Many people consider the Buffalo Nickel to be one of the most attractive coins ever made for circulation by the United States Mint.
Source: Author bernie73

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