I was examining this 1915 Barber quarter through my loupe, trying to get a positive I.D. of what I think is a micro Sjust above/left of the "D" in Dollar, when I noticed a faint but well defined "2" between the center tail feathers and the "R" in Quarter, along with some other anomalies What I'm I looking at?
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Chuck Daughtrey, marketing director for Modern Coin Mart, designed the Augustus Saint-Gaudens coin struck at the Perth Mint. The coin includes the ANA Lamp of Knowledge on Saint-Gaudens' shoulder
It was the year 1913. Every person was searching through their small piles of coins for a hyped up 5 cent coin that had been publicized all over the US. I'm talking about the 1913 Liberty V Nickel. It was said that only 5 examples got out of the Mint. Many theories were developed as to how these coins made it out in the public. Some say that the pieces were struck as test pieces while some say that someone accidentally minted 5 coins before the dies were destroyed to be replaced by the Buffalo Nickel. And also this was during the Great Depression, in which a collector named B. Max Behl of Texas offered a huge reward of 50$ (During those times 50$ was a enormous amount of money) to the person who found the nickel. This led to the nationwide hype of the coin. Most of the pieces were sold quietly to private collectors. Million of Americans could be seen stopped on the streets, checking their change for this rare piece of fortune.
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So one day I had earned a few pennies doing a job (I don't remember what). We have a change jar that we use for job payments, and I was 8 years old, which made me old enough to pull out the pennies myself. When what to my wondering eyes should appear, but a penny whose back contained two wheat ears! Yes, it was a Wheatie. Naturally, this piqued my curiosity. So I did some research, and found out that the penny was worth about 5 cents! Okay, okay, not the millionaire kind of story. But this soon led to my interest in the State Quarters. When I received a State Quarters map, I was hooked! But then what was that odd quarter with a bison on it? Not a State Quarter... but my first National Park (Glacier)! And you can bet your britches I didn't stop there. Today I try to collect a little bit of everything. It's the age old story of what's found in a pocket, and it really did "change" my life.
Coin of the Week: 20-Cent Piece
Should the US government stop producing pennies or should it continue making them? This remains an unresolved question to this date as there are people on both sides of the argument. There are notable points that both sides make. I will now list them and also describe them.