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31 Aug 2021

Ellis Island, New Jersey quarter

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2018 as issued.
Patriotic pride. Meaningful image as designed representing hope for so many.


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Comments

Kepi

Level 6

Bad design... No stars on the flag... Loved the Godfather! : )

Longstrider

Level 6

All my Grandparents came through Ellis Island. That is why I am discussed by this quarter. Read what Mike says. Same , same for me. NO stars!!! Give me a break mint. Thanks. My opinion, I could be wrong.

Mike

Level 7

Two of the five homes used to make the Godfather are on Emerson Hill and Todt hill in Staten Island. I have seen both. They are in sections known to be quiet exclusive. All the homes are beautiful up there.

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Level 5

The Godfather Part II: Vito Arrives at Ellis Island After his family is killed, Vito Andolini travels to the United States. The wide shots and smooth, long panning of the camera through the interior of Ellis Island conveys the hectic yet systematic atmosphere of the immigration process, and Vito kind of fits somewhat strangely into this atmosphere as such a young boy on his own. The scripting of this scene really gives it its poignance. When asked his name, Vito cannot answer, and one of the immigration officers reads his name and origin (Corleone, Sicily) off of his documentation; the other immigration officer then gives him the name of “Vito Corleone,” thereby giving birth to Vito’s new American persona, which would later become that of a powerful mafia leader, like that of Don Ciccio, the man who killed Vito’s father. Perhaps the most powerfully scripted and shot part of this scene came when Vito was getting settled in his room, sits down, and looks out the window at the Statue of Liberty. At this point in the scene, Vito’s future as the Don becomes almost tangible, but as he’s looking out at the Statue of Liberty, he still appears so small, young, and fairly displaced.

Longstrider

Level 6

A movie guy. Nice. Well said.

Golfer

Level 5

Ellis Island must of been quite the place years ago. To arrive must of been exciting. Nice quarter.

Mike

Level 7

The Ellis Island commen was the worst done by the mint. First I came thru Ellis island. The obverse has a family. The child is holding a flag with no stars. !! I have civil war tokens the side of your finger with stars. Second it has New Jersey on it. In the 1990's the Supreme Court ruled that N.York owned part of the Island. Yet it's not on it. Typical of the designers of the coin not doing there homework. Research

I. R. Bama

Level 5

Yes, you are right about Ellis Island being in the Godfather movie. It's one of my favorite movies. My grandparents came to America through Ellis Island, so that coin has special meaning for me

Mike

Level 7

Kindly read other collectors blogs. You will get an idea how we learn and share our knowledge. Also read the comments you can learn from them also

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