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27 Apr 2021

Fifty States of Coinage- Part 24- Mississippi

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Hello Everybody. We go from the land of lake after lake and farmer unions to the land of the South, where the name Grant is a curse, and a city that does not celebrate July 4th. Welcome to Mississippi, folks.

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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.

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10 Mar 2021

The Fifty States of Coins- Part 22- Michigan

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Now that I have the Fiat Station wagon engine working again, I guess it is time to leave Massachusetts, and head to the state that seems like got poked with a needle several thousand times. Welcome to the Great Lake State, everybody...

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17 Feb 2021

The Fifty States of Coinage- Part 21- Massachusetts

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As we continue our little gaunt up and down the Atlantic Coast (at least for the last 3 installments of our journey), we stop in the land of lobster rolls, Clam Chowder, and crab products galore. Welcome to Massachusetts...

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03 Feb 2021

The Fifty States of Coinage- Part 20- Maryland

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We head from the land of lobster to the land of crab, in many forms, including live, and fried in delicious cake form. Welcome to the state of Maryland, everyone...

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26 Jan 2021

The Fifty States of Coinage- Part 19- Maine

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Well folks, we are on I-95 North, to the Northern-most point in the Continental US, home of lobster galore (gross, I like crab legs better) and lighthouses every 5 miles, to the point you don't stop for a photo anymore. Welcome to Maine, folks...

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20 Jan 2021

The Fifty States of Coinage- Part 18- Louisiana

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Ironically, could the bandKatrina and the Wavesbe a poorly timed omen for the Hurricane of the same name? Katrina itself didn't kill, but horrible planning by the government and the following storm surge (waves) killed. I still do like the song, Walking on Sunshine. Anyways...

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17 Jan 2021

The Fifty States of Coinage- Part 17- Kentucky

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My old sweet country home. The land of Bluegrass (Stumpy, don't say it) and were mega-rich people blow money on horses, watching them run a small circular track in just over a minute. The home of Mammoth Cave. Welcome to Kentucky everyone. And, as the last post showed, we were pitched in a tornado from Kansas. Say goodbye to Tallgrass, say hello to Bluegrass...

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09 Dec 2020

Thy Fifty States of Coinage- Part 15- Iowa

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Welcome back into the station wagon, folks. And today, we will be heading to the Black Hawk State.Iowa was first inhabited by the hunter-gathers 13,000 years ago. By the time Joliet and Marquette sailed the Mississippi River, the tribes had developed into farmers, living off the land for food. This part of Iowa was claimed for France, and would remain a French Territory until the loss in the French and Indian War. Following the defeat, the area became a Spanish territory, a loose one at most, making money off of British and French fur traders. The territory became French again after the Treaty of whatever, which actually turned out to work out really badly for the Spanish. The territory became US territory after the Louisiana Purchase. Then, the territory became home to the Black Hawk War, led by Chief Black Hawk, whom the Army would later name their Cargo Helicopter after. In 1846, the territory of Iowa became a state.During wartime, Iowa sent agricultural products to the US Army, providing much of their grain. After a long time, the state finally mixed their economy into a part agricultural, factory state. Today, Iowa is a thriving state, known for the many country fairs along the highways. Famous people from Iowa include Chief Black Hawk, Norman Borlaug, Buffalo Bill, Johnny Carson, Grant Wood, Herbert Hoover, and John Wayne.Now, to our feature coins.For the 15th Time, the first coins to mind are the ATB and 50 State Quarters. The 50 State Quarter features a one-room schoolhouse, plus kids from the school planting a tree. The words FOUNDATION IN EDUCATION and GRANT WOOD are located on the coin. Rather subtly, the coin is a reference to Grant Wood's painting Arbor Day. I would of liked a bug-eyed Grant and a pitchfork, better.On the ATB Quarter, is Effigy Mounds NHS. The mounds are two bears, and an eagle. Release in 2017, this preceded many of its midwestern brothers, who would follow in the year.For fans of the older commens, there is the Iowa Centennial Half Dollar. The coin was one of the first after the Commemorative Bubble of 1936 crashed and burned. The coin features the The Old Stone Capitol in Iowa City, while the back, while on the back is ANOTHER eagle. The coin sold out very fast. In 2046, during the 200th bicentennial, 500 will be sold to the public in a sale.Later today, another mystery blog will be coming. On a completely unrelated note, what is your favorite Bond Movie?Thanks, and see you later on our tour of the US!

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