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25 Nov 2021

Turkeys on Coins?!

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Happy Thanksgiving to all coin collectors! Today the topic of this blog will be turkeys on U.S. coins and a little bit about the U.S. and turkeys! 🦃


Starting off with the two coins that I have that have turkey on them. This first is the 2015 Kisatchie, LA "America the Beautiful" Quarter Dollar Coin witch features a turkey flying. The second is the 2013 Treaty with the Delawares 1778Sacagawea Dollar Coin which features a turkey, a wolf and a turtle. Before I put some information about these two coins I will write about the turkey and the U.S.


When the U.S. first became the U.S. when they were debating the national bird. As you probably all know, they decided on the Bald Eagle, but Benjamin Franklin wanted it to be the turkey! Franklin was later put on the half dollar from 1948 - 1963 and the hundred dollar bill. Neither of which have a turkey, but the Franklin half dollar has an Eagle on the back of it. (I think the turkey would've been a great national bird myself.)


Back to the coins with turkeys starting off with the 2015 Kisatchie, LA Quarter. It was minted in the Philadelphia Mint, the Denver Mint and the San Francisco Mint. P, D, and S mint-marks. On the front like all "America the Beautiful" Quarters it has George Washington the first American president and one of the founding fathers.Designed by Susan Gamble and sculpted by Joseph Menna. It's a real beautiful quarter.

Finally is the 2013 Treaty with the Delawares 1778Sacagawea Dollar Coin which is my favorite Sacagawea in the Series. It was minted in thePhiladelphia Mint, the Denver Mint and the San Francisco Mint. P, D, and S mint-marks just like the other one. On the front is Sacagawea and her infant child. Sacagawea helped Lewis and Clark explore the Louisiana Purchase and the Pacific Northwest. The designer was Susan Gamble and the Sculptor was Phoebe Hemphill. I like this coin because it has animals. As you know I like animals on Coins.


Happy Thanksgiving and have a great rest of your day!


CheerioCoins



Comments

thatcoinguy

Level 5

Man, this blog is a “ham”! Lol. 😜

Kepi

Level 6

I love that you did a blog on "turkey coins" on Thanksgiving! Very fun! ; )

CheerioCoins

Level 5

Thanks!

AC coin$

Level 6

Wooow ! Great coin and nice blog this day is my birthday .

CheerioCoins

Level 5

Happy Birthday! Thanks!

Mal_ANA_YN

Level 5

We could use more turkeys on coins.

CheerioCoins

Level 5

Yeah! Thanks!

Longstrider

Level 6

Nice blog. Good for Franklin on his pick. Anyone that has hunted wild turkey's will tell you they are extremely smart, good flyers and one tough, tough bird. I agree with you on that Sacagawea coin. That one is my favorite too. I bought it and I don't collect them. Thanks.

CheerioCoins

Level 5

Yeah! I also bought mine at a coin show! Thanks!

user_9073

Level 5

Turkeys are on exonumia too. I have a grocery store good-for token for $5 off the purchase of a turkey.

CheerioCoins

Level 5

Thanks for the information!

thatcoinguy

Level 5

It’s because they are “weak, and easy prey”. Our nation’s leaders wanted an animal that reflected our strength, and independence. I personally disagree with you, and think our current bald eagle is the best choice.

thatcoinguy

Level 5

Turkeys are awesome… in my belly. Do you know why the turkey was refused?

CheerioCoins

Level 5

They were refused because they weren’t close to challenging the eagle as the nation’s proud patriotic symbol. Thanks for commenting!

Golfer

Level 5

Golfing once, we saw a few turkeys take off to some nearby trees. Didn't think turkeys could fly to well. These turkeys did fine for a short distance. Nice blog. Amazing the different areas of collecting there are. A collection of turkeys on coins might get large?

CheerioCoins

Level 5

Yeah! Turkeys are great birds! Thanks!

slybluenote

Level 5

Nice post. It makes one think about how a turkey would look on a Ben Franklin coin. I know my brother hunts them for food!

CheerioCoins

Level 5

Yeah! Thanks!

Mike

Level 7

That's a good blog. I thought Turkey's couldn't fly they jumped ! I looked it up some can fly wild turkeys can fly to the top of trees for safety at night! And speeds up to 60 miles an hour.. Thanks. I enjoyed it. I don't think a turkey would look good on the back of a coin.!🍗

CheerioCoins

Level 5

That’s a mile a minute! Thanks!

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