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31 Mar 2021

FIFTY STATES OF COINAGE- Part 23- Minnesota

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By the way, have you seen the new Mississippi Flag? It sucks to high heaven. Bring back the Confederate flag and stop erasing history.

If jumping back in forth between state to state (and now nations) makes your head spin, well, you are out of luck. Today, we leave the Great Lake State for the state with 10,000 Lakes (give or take 11,000). Welcome to Minnesota.

When Europeans first arrived in North America, a subculture of Sioux known as the Dakota people lived in Minnesota. Explorers such as Daniel Greysolon, Sieur du Lhut, and Father Louis Hennepin were among the first Europeans to explore the state. The region was a part of Spanish Louisiana until 1802, and land west of the Mississippi River was sold to the US from France, effectively giving Minnesota double the land. From 1836 to 1848, Minnesota and Iowa were part of the Territory of Wisconsin, and from 1839 until 1848, was part of the Iowa Territory. From then, a Minnesota territory was formed, and was in existence until statehood on May 11th, 1858. During the Civil War, the local militias fought the Sioux population in the area to near extinction, giving members $200 bucks per each Indian Scalp. During the time, a deadly duo of diseases swept the area, Measles and Cholera. During the 1900’s, the state shifted from a Farmer state, into a very industrial state, though farmers still inhabited the areas away from the Big cities of St. Paul- Minneapolis.

Today, the state is very important to the US Navy, with much of the technological aspects of the navy being pioneered in Minnesota. In 2020, MP Officer Derek Chauvin kneeled on George Floyd and killed him (overreaction, taser would have been fine) and started riots in cities all over, which are continuing today with the dramatic overhaul of society, and the “woking” of everything I love, Legos, James Bond, COINS, and everyday life. Famous citizens include Garrison Keillor, Charles M. Schulz, Walter Mondale, Norman Borlaug, Billy Graham, Hubert Humphrey, Paul Bunyan, The Jolly Green Giant, and (of course) Prince.

As a side note, before the coins, State law states that one shall not enter the state of Wisconsin from Minnesota with a Chicken on their head. Odd?

For the 23rd time, when a beginner collector thinks of Minnesota coins, they think to the 50 State and America The Beautiful (not anymore) coins. On the 50-state quarter, is a facsimile of the of the state, with the motto “Land of 10,000 Lakes”, with a loon and canoe at Voyageurs NP. The coin was released in 2005.

And in 2018, the AIP showed its cracks with the third sad, sad, sad issue of 2018 coins, this time, returning to the same old loon at Voyageurs, thinking that that duck would represent the park. Not a good idea. I hated the design.

Groan, no classic commemoratives, no NOTHING. What now?

I could talk about George Floyd and Derek Chauvin, but that is too touchy (well, look above for the non-political, truly truthful look at society today, wishing that Derek Chauvin just took Floyd out with a taser, and observing the collapse of society). Well, I am completely dry.

See y’all on our trip of the US and the World later!

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Comments

DaNumisMasta

Level 5

I have heard about the Minnesota flag issue. I am with Bama on this one! What is the purpose of history if we just erase it and move on? How can we admit the certain choices of the past are wrong if we pretend they didnt happen?

I. R. Bama

Level 5

I agree with you. I do not find the right to not be offended in the Constitution.

Long Beard

Level 5

An odd thing I remember about Minnesota. One of the few states left with gas pumps that you remove the handle, insert it into your tank opening squeeze the trigger and watch the numbers roll down. No credit card reader, no digital readouts or televisions and no pre-pay. And modern technology was suppose to simplify life?

Mike

Level 7

One of the coldest cities I ever been to. When I checked in I decided to walk around.. I was the only one in the city streets. I looked up and saw all the buildings were connected. I went back in. These bridges had stores everything . That's how cold it gets way below zero. I got to were ever I had to go. No kids very right!

Mokie

Level 6

Not overly fond of your attempt at controversy. This is supposed to be a safe haven from that sort of injection. If this were posted on the Facebook page, a Moderator would have deleted it.

Longstrider

Level 6

Oh man. Nice blog. I am expecting some big rioting from Minnesota.. I hope not. Thanks.

Kepi

Level 6

Fun blog! Very interesting State trivia... Minnesota does love its Loons... ; )

Golfer

Level 5

10,000 lakes. Would like to visit Minnesota! Very nice and interesting. Thanks

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