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29 Dec 2020

Here's Some Numismatic Trivia!

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Something Fun for the Holidays: I found a Numismatic Trivia list on the website here, so I thought I would throw out some of the questions for you all.

1. When was the last silver half dollar struck for circulation?

2. During what year were the first quarter dollars struck for circulation?

3. Who Was the first "real' woman to appear on a U.S. coin (not an allegorical female like Lady Liberty)?

4. Who was the first female Chief Engraver of the mint?

( I bet Kepi, the First Lady of ANA Blogs, knows three and four!!! LOL!)

5. Franklin half dollars were minted for how many years?

6. What year did the Philadelphia first strike coins?

7. What branch of Numismatics do elongated coins belong to?

8. Which Family first produced gold coins from their private mint in Rutherford, NC?(That's a tough one!)

9. What year did the first U.S. Commemorative coins appear?

10. Who designed the reverse of the Kennedy Half Dollar?

Hope you enjoy these! Answers to follow soon....

Comments

Mal_ANA_YN

Level 5

5 out of 10 - yikes.

CopperCollector

Level 4

Don't know too many of the answers. Thanks for the blog.

I. R. Bama

Level 5

@ coin collector... That's ok, just start researching and you will get them all right. Then come back for even more points

xaviera

Level 4

I don't research on coins I got 0/10

I. R. Bama

Level 5

@ Xaviara....Well you should! It's fun to learn new things!

RuralRon

Level 4

Fun quiz!

CentSearcher

Level 5

I got 7/10 answers correct. Since I don't study the other denominations other than the cent very much, I thought I would get a low score. Thanks for the fun quiz!

Without consulting anything, I was able to get 8/10. Didn't know #3 and 4, and thanks for a PBS documentary, I know a considerable amount about the bechtler family.

It's Mokie

Level 6

Without consulting anything but my little brain: 1. When was the last silver half dollar struck for circulation? 1969 2. During what year were the first quarter dollars struck for circulation? 1797 3. Who Was the first "real' woman to appear on a U.S. coin (not an allegorical female like Lady Liberty)? Queen Isabella 4. Who was the first female Chief Engraver of the mint? The lady that did the design for the 1982 George Washington Half ( I bet Kepi, the First Lady of ANA Blogs, knows three and four!!! LOL!) 5. Franklin half dollars were minted for how many years? 16 6. What year did the Philadelphia first strike coins? 1794 7. What branch of Numismatics do elongated coins belong to? The Long Flat Branch 8. Which Family first produced gold coins from their private mint in Rutherford, NC?(That's a tough one!) Bechtler 9. What year did the first U.S. Commemorative coins appear? 1892, unless you count the CALI stamped gold quarter eagle 10. Who designed the reverse of the Kennedy Half Dollar? Frank Gasparro Hope you enjoy these! Answers to follow soon....

I. R. Bama

Level 5

I forgot to mention that I did not know the answers to all of these either.....

Kepi

Level 6

This is great! Very fun blog! 1. 1969 2. 1796 3. Susan B. Anthony 1978 4. Elizabeth Jones 1981-1991 5. 16 1948-1963 6. 1793 7. Exonumia 8. Bechtler family 9. 1892 10. Frank Gasparro

Longstrider

Level 6

A quest. Fantastic: 1-1969 2-1796 3-S.B.A. 4-Elizabeth Jones 5-16 6-1793 7-Exonumia 8-Bechtler 9-1892 10-Frank Gasparro How did I do teacher??? I swear I didn't look at anyone else's answers. Just like it was proctored. Truth matters kids. #6 is a trick question..

Stumpy

Level 5

I am suffering from "some timers", I just read an article on number 3 & can't remember. It stinks to get older! Nice brain tease!

Mike

Level 7

Thanks food for thought

TheNumisMaster

Level 5

1. When was the last silver half dollar struck for circulation? 1969 2. During what year were the first quarter dollars struck for circulation? 1796 3. Who Was the first "real' woman to appear on a U.S. coin (not an allegorical female like Lady Liberty)? Martha Washington 5. Franklin half dollars were minted for how many years? 16 6. What year did the Philadelphia first strike coins? the fourth on opened in 1969 7. What branch of Numismatics do elongated coins belong to? Exonumia 9. What year did the first U.S. Commemorative coins appear? 1921 10. Who designed the reverse of the Kennedy Half Dollar? Frank...?

I. R. Bama

Level 5

You did pretty good Numismaster.... 3 and 6 are incorrect, half credit for number 10!!! Your score is 85!

"SUN"

Level 6

I like trivia. Thanks for the quiz

CoinHunter

Level 5

The last silver half dollar minted for circulation was the 1969 Kennedy half dollar, Benjamin Franklin half dollars were minted for 16 years I think, the first U.S. Commemorative coin appeared in 1892, and Frank Gasparo designed the reverse of the Kennedy Half Dollar.

I. R. Bama

Level 5

Good Job!

Golfer

Level 5

Waiting on the answers! I don't know any of the answers. I get a F !!

CoinHunter

Level 5

I know like 40% of those, thanks!

I. R. Bama

Level 5

Great! Lets see your answers posted! Post what you know.

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