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Ribbons & Bows
Ribbons & Bows

Ever notice U.S. coins often have design elements such as ribbons, banners, and bows on them? Test your knowledge of U.S. coinage with this holiday quiz.

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Of the Jefferson nickel, Washington quarter and Franklin half dollar, which one does NOT show a Founding Father with his hair tied back in a ribbon?
  • Jefferson nickel
  • Washington quarter
  • Franklin half dollar
  • none of the above
One of the first areas of the Lincoln cent to show signs of circulation wear is an article of clothing worn around his neck. What is this neckwear called?
  • Neck tie
  • Bow tie
  • Bolo tie
  • Cravat
On the 2002 Tennessee state quarter, what inscription is found on a banner?
  • Wisdom, Justice, Moderation
  • Virtue, Liberty, Independence
  • Foundation in Education
  • Musical Heritage
The first U.S. half dimes portrayed Liberty with her hair flowing freely. What do we call the design that replaced it, which shows Liberty's hair pulled back with a ribbon?
  • Walking Liberty
  • Draped Bust
  • My Fair Lady
  • Enlightening the World
The term "Full Split Bands" refers to the ribbons around the fasces on what coin's reverse?
  • Braided Hair Cent
  • Liberty Nickel
  • Mercury Dime
  • Shield Nickel
The initial "M" appears in the left hand loop of ribbon on the reverse of the dollar issued from 1878 to 1921. What does the initial stand for?
  • Morgan
  • Mercury
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
The 2006 Nevada state quarter shows the state nickname on a banner. What is it?
  • The Treasure State
  • The Land of Enchantment
  • The Old Dominion State
  • The Silver State
What is the motto that first appeared on a United States coin in 1864-inscribed on a banner on the new 2 cent piece?
  • Gateway to Freedom
  • In God We Trust
  • The Great Land
  • E Pluribus Unum
A well-struck coin of this series exhibits detail on the Indian's hair above the tie in the braid. What is the series?
  • Indian/Buffalo nickel
  • Flowing Hair Wreath Cent
  • Sacajawea "Golden" Dollar
  • Indian Princess gold dollar
Which of these coins shows Liberty with some of her hair fastened with a ribbon: the nickel 3 cents or the silver 3 cents?
  • Nickel 3 cents
  • Silver 3 cents
What is written on the banner that divides the 2007 Arizona state quarter into two sections?
  • Grand Canyon State
  • Spirit of Courage
  • Big Sky Country
  • Freedom and Unity
Which Chief Engraver’s initial “L” appears on the Indian Head cent obverse redesigned in 1864?
  • Robert J. Lagomarsino
  • James B. Longacre
  • Newsy Lalonde
  • Rick Leach
The 1999 Georgia state quarter features a hanging banner inscribed with the state motto. What three words make up the motto?
  • Gateway to Freedom
  • The Great Land
  • Virtue, Liberty, Independence
  • Wisdom, Justice, Moderation
What is inscribed on the banner draped across the shield on the Seated Liberty half dollar obverse?
  • Peace
  • Freedom
  • Liberty
  • Independence
The Wonderful World of Money!
The Wonderful World of Money!

A general-interest quiz designed to test just how much you know about international numismatics.

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Queen Juliana's face appears on the money of which country?
  • Denmark
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • East Caribbean States
In what year did New Zealand issue its first coins?
  • 1933
  • 1935
  • 1937
  • 1967
What is the current monetary unit of Israel called?
  • Drachma
  • Lira
  • Shekel/New Shequel
  • Pruta
Which country was the first to produce coins made of platinum?
  • USA
  • Finland
  • Sweden
  • Russia
What country made tokens (aka “game counters”) with “To Hannover” on them?
  • Great Britain
  • Germany
  • Belgium
  • Ireland
What country issued a $20 gold proof coin in 1967, to commemorate their centennial?
  • Israel
  • Mexico
  • Switzerland
  • Canada
Dr. Hastings Kamuzu Banda’s face appears on coins of which country?
  • Kenya
  • Malawi
  • Zaire
  • Ghana
High purity gold coins issued by the Republic of Venice for hundreds of years are better known by what (singular) name?
  • Escudo
  • Zecchino
  • Ducat
  • All of the above
What year did the Kingdom of Iraq issue its first coins?
  • 1921
  • 1922
  • 1931
  • 1953
What woman appears on more coins than any other woman in history?
  • Queen Elizabeth II
  • Queen Anne
  • Queen Victoria
  • Susan B. Anthony
Lek, Qindarka, and Franga Ari are all coin denominations from which country?
  • Greece
  • Albania
  • Bulgaria
  • Macedonia
Coinage from Saarland is made by which country?
  • Great Britain
  • Germany
  • Saarland
  • France
Francs from which African nation only bear the date 1961?
  • Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
  • Ethiopia
  • Katanga
  • Zambia
What 14-island African republic, and former Portuguese colony, has been making its own coins since 1976?
  • Canary Islands
  • Cayman Islands
  • Cape/Cabo Verde
  • Azores
“Lepta” and “Drachma” were coinage units of what country before they switched to the Euro?
  • Greece
  • Albania
  • Bulgaria
  • Macedonia
The quetzal is brightly-colored bird commonly found on the coinage of which nation?
  • Costa Rica
  • Honduras
  • Panama
  • None of the above
The older, ‘soles’ coins from what country often show their own version of a “Seated Liberty?”
  • Peru
  • Honduras
  • Guatemala
  • Chile
What word in English equates to a “Prova” or “Essai” world coin?
  • Underweight
  • Off-metal
  • Pattern
  • Uncirculate
American Patriots
American Patriots

Match the names listed with the description of their historic roles and their numismatic connections.

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His portrait appears on the current nickel, a 2007 Presidential dollar coin and the $2 bill. He drafted the Declaration of Independence and was a proponent of the first U.S. Mint.
  • Alexander Hamilton
  • John Adams
  • George Washington
  • Thomas Jefferson
Pictured on a half dollar issued from 1948 to 1963 and the $100 bill, he signed the Declaration of Independence. He invented a method of using nature prints to deter counterfeiting of paper money.
  • George Washington
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Alexander Hamilton
He crossed the Delaware with General Washington during the Revolutionary War, a scene depicted on the reverse of the 1999 New Jersey state quarter. He is pictured on a 2008 Presidential dollar.
  • James Madison
  • James Monroe
  • Caesar Rodney
  • John Adams
His portrait is found on the face of the $10 bill. The first U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, he proposed a system of coinage for the new country.
  • Alexander Hamilton
  • James Monroe
  • James Madison
  • Benjamin Franklin
Despite his failing health, this patriot rode 80 miles on horseback to vote in favor of Delaware signing the Declaration of Independence. He is pictured on the reverse of the 1999 quarter that honors his state.
  • Paul Revere
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Crispus Attucks
  • Caesar Rodney
He did not want his portrait placed on coinage, but, since 1932, it has appeared on the quarter. It also is found in the $1 bill, as well as the first Presidential dollar issue.
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • George Washington
  • James Madison
  • John Adams
Born in Massachusetts Bay Colony, he is pictured on a 2007 Presidential dollar. He was a delegate to the First and Second Continental Congresses.
  • John Adams
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • James Madison
  • Alexander Hamilton
Depicted on the reverse of the Bicentennial quarter, he symbolizes the many young American men who accompanied the Revolutionary army soldiers.
  • Caesar Rodney
  • Crispus Attucks
  • Drummer Boy
  • Minuteman
His portrait is shown on silver and gold 1993 coins commemorating the U.S. Bill of Rights, which he authored. He is also honored on a Presidential dollar issued in 2007.
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • James Monroe
  • James Madison
One of thousands of African American patriots who fought in the Revolutionary War, he was killed by the British in the 1770 Boston Massacre. His portrait is featured on the 1998 Black Revolutionary War Patriots commemorative dollar.
  • Crispus Attucks
  • Paul Revere
  • Alexander Hamilton
  • Minuteman
This silversmith is known for his "midnight ride" to warn of the arrival of British troops. His company supplied rolls of copper for some of the nation's early coinage.
  • James Monroe
  • Paul Revere
  • Caesar Rodney
  • Thomas Jefferson
Ready to fight the British at a moment's notice, one of these armed Revolutionary War patriots is represented on the 2000 Massachusetts state quarter reverse.
  • Minuteman
  • Drummer Boy
  • Paul Revere
  • Benjamin Franklin
Women in Numismatics
What woman appears on the reverse of a US quarter dollar from 2003?
  • Queen Isabella
  • Abigail Adams
  • Martha Washington
  • Hellen Keller
Name the Philadelphia schoolteacher who was the model for George Morgan’s standard silver dollar
  • Glenna Goodacre
  • Anna Williams
  • Sacagawea
  • Teresa de Francisci
Ellinor Dare and her daughter Virginia, appear on which US Commemorative Half Dollar?
  • 1937 Roanoke Island, North Carolina, 350th Anniversary
  • 1938 New Rochelle, New York, 250th Anniversary
  • 1936 Delaware Tercentenary
  • 1936 Lynchburg, Virginia, Sesquicentennial
A ritual mask of a woman is shown on a 1994 Egyptian 5 Pound coin. Who was this woman, considered one of the greatest New Kingdom pharaohs in Egyptian history?
  • Tutankhamun
  • Hatshepsut
  • Cleopatra VII
  • None of the above
What famous Austrian ballerina appears on the reverse of a 1984, 500 schilling coin?
  • Anna Pavlova
  • Maya Plisetskaya
  • Fanny Elssler
  • Ulyana Lopatkina
Which Indian Statesperson is shown on some 1985 Indian coinage, following her death?
  • Indira Gandhi
  • Agathokleia
  • Sada Kaur
  • Pratibha Patil
In 1981, Great Britain issued 25 New Pence coins featuring the newest, royal couple at that time – Prince Charles of Wales and ______________.
  • Anne
  • Diana
  • Camilla
  • Victoria
A US commemorative coin design submitted by Laura Gardin Fraser was denied for use in the 1930’s but was later resurrected for which coin, over 65 years later?
  • 1982 George Washington 250th Anniversary of Birth
  • 1986 Statue of Liberty Centennial
  • 1987 US Constitution Bicentennial
  • 1999 George Washington Death Bicentennial
This wife of Egyptian pharaoh Akhenaton appears on a colorized $5 coin from the Cook Islands, dated 2013. (Her popularity increased greatly when a bust of her was found a little over 100 years ago.)
  • Nefertari
  • Hatshepsut
  • Nefertiti
  • None of the above
500 & 1000 Sylis coins from Guinea, dated 1977 depict which formerly exiled South African singer and civil rights activist?
  • Miriam Makeba
  • Brenda Fassie
  • Cesaria Evora
  • Chaka Khan
Of the few women disguised as men who fought in the Haitian Revolution (1791-1804), who is the only one featured on a 100 Gourdes coin from that country, from 1967-1970?
  • Marie Jeanne
  • Anne Bonney
  • Mary Read
  • Jacquotte Delahaye
Who won the competition for her design of the US National Baseball Hall of Fame coins in 2014; one of 16 finalists, who also beat the other 177 total design submissions?
  • Glenna Goodacre
  • Donna Pope
  • Cassie McFarland
  • Donna Weaver
Who was the fourth prime minister of Israel? She is shown on 10 New Sheqalim, coins dated 1995?
  • Shoshana Arbeli-Almozlino
  • Limor Livnat
  • Shulamit Aloni
  • Golda Meir
Which former First Spouse (and lover of oyster-flavored ice cream) is shown on a 1999 US commemorative coin?
  • Jacqueline Kennedy
  • Dolley Madison
  • Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Abigail Adams
Which grand duchess appears on some Luxembourgish coinage from the 20th Century?
  • Charlotte
  • Stephanie
  • Maria
  • Teresa
Who is the 17th Century Mexican nun and writer from the Spanish Golden Age, who appears on Mexican 1000 peso coins dated 1988-1992?
  • Sister Blandina Segale
  • Sister Conseulo Morales
  • Sor Juana de Asbaje
  • Mother Antonia
A 1988, $5 coin from Niue features three of the greatest, female tennis players from around that time – and arguably, of all time. Who are they?
  • Steffi Graf
  • Chris Evert
  • Martina Navratilova
  • All of the above
In 2012, France issued 27 different 10 Euro coins, to celebrate the regions of the country. Which famous French heroine appeared on the coin of Lorraine?
  • Virginia D'Albert-Lake
  • Joan of Arc
  • Eleanor of Aquitaine
  • None of the above
A brass 5 Crowns coin from 1997 depicts Mother Teresa. What island nation issued this piece?
  • Philippines
  • Falkland Islands
  • Turks & Caicos Islands
  • St. Kitts & Nevis
In 2000, Ukraine issued a 2 Hryvni coin with which woman, also known as the “People’s Artist of Ukraine” because of her nature motifs?
  • Kateryna Bilokur
  • Maria Prymachenko
  • Oksana Mas
  • None of the above
Which tall, queen regnant appears on some Tongalese coinage from 1967?
  • Finau Kaunanga
  • Sālote
  • Edith Marie Pomarevahine
  • 'Ilima Lei Tohi
In 2015, there was some discussion about a woman to replace the portrait of President Andrew Jackson on US $20 notes. Which woman, famous for the Underground Railroad during the American Civil War, won the most votes?
  • Rosa Parks
  • Susan B. Anthony
  • Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Harriet Tubman
More of the Wonderful World of Money
What is the Italian word for “token,” as shown on their numerous phone tokens?
  • Gettone
  • Fugazi
  • Prova
  • Scudo
“Vampire Notes” were issued in the 1920’s by which country?
  • Romania
  • Transylvania
  • Germany
  • Austria
Which modern Balkan country uses the Perpara as a coinage denomination?
  • Macedonia
  • Greece
  • Romania
  • Montenegro
True or False: An eagle perched upon a cactus is commonly found on the reverse of many Mexican coins.
  • True
  • False
The “Pug Nose” variety ¼ Anna was issued by which Indian Princely State?
  • Kutch
  • Hyderabad
  • Travancore
  • Gwalior
The triskeles is a design element shown on coins from which British dependency?
  • Isle of Man
  • Falkland Islands
  • Gibraltar
  • Jersey
In 1971, what country issued coins featuring artwork by Salvador Dali?
  • Spain
  • Costa Rica
  • El Salvador
  • Marshall Islands
Canadian dollar coins dated 1958 are often referred to by what nickname, due to the raven found at the top of the totem pole on the reverse?
  • Loonies
  • Death Dollars
  • Toonies
  • Ravens
Which island nation has issued coins depicting King Cakobau?
  • Yap
  • Palau
  • Fiji
  • Iceland
Three medieval towers, the Guiata, the Cesta, and the Montale are often seen on coins from which European microstate, considered by some to be the oldest, constitutional republic in the world?
  • San Marino
  • Vatican City
  • Tannu Tova
  • None of the above
Saudi Arabian coins often show crossed swords and what type of tree?
  • Fig
  • Pine
  • Pomegranate
  • Palm
What is unusual about the Mexican 10, 20, and 50 New Peso coins from 1992-1995?
  • They were only issued in sets
  • They were made in Canada
  • Contain a small amount of real gold
  • Bi-metallic, with sterling silver center
F.A.O. coins have been issued by several countries, but what do these initials represent?
  • Food & Agricultural Organization
  • Feed Aggression Organization
  • Find Another Organization
  • Frankenmuth Apple Orchard
What is the purpose of F.A.O. coinage?
  • Plant crops
  • Raise money
  • Help the global needy
  • All of the above
During WWII, many countries utilized which coinage metal as an emergency response to conserving other metals for the war effort?
  • Silver
  • Manganese
  • Zinc
  • Brass
The highly coveted 1935 “Waitangi” Crown was issued by which country?
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • South Africa
  • Philippines
Tennis star Steffi Graf appears on a few $100 coins from where?
  • Germany
  • Poland
  • Niue
  • Solomon Islands
The proper term for an English ¼ penny is ________________.
  • Quarter Cent
  • Half Rupee
  • Quarter Anna
  • Farthing
What was a Celator
  • Ancient die-cutter
  • Ancient Ruler
  • Any ancient coin
  • None of the above
Who was Mathew Bolton’s partner at the Soho Mint (he invented the modern steam engine)?
  • Isaac Newton
  • James Watt
  • Eli Whitney
  • John Hadley
What is the difference between a working die and a hub?
  • A working die is used to strike coins a hub is used to make dies
  • A hub is used to strike coins a working die is used to make hubs
  • Both A & B
  • None of the above
What Coin Are You?
Leonardo DaVinci was more than just an artist.
  • True
  • False
Where do you prefer to go for vacation?
  • Mountains
  • Beach
  • Home
  • Anywhere with family!
I prefer hard candy to chewy candy.
  • True
  • False
My favorite color is green.
  • True
  • False
What type of dog do you prefer?
  • Anything small
  • Anything big
  • I love them all!
  • I don't like dogs
Who makes a better hamburger?
  • McDonald's
  • Wendy's
  • Burger King
  • Anyone else
I prefer the following ice cream flavor:
  • Chocolate
  • Vanilla
  • Other
  • I don't like ice cream
How many different periodicals do you subscribe to?
  • Zero
  • 1 to 3
  • 4 to 6
  • 7 to 9
Do you still write letters to people by hand?
  • Yes
  • No
How many times have you ever been in true love?
  • Zero
  • 1 to 3
  • 4 to 6
  • 7 to 9
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