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Rare Money Blog

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Last week we asked who the pictured public servant was. The correct answer is William Marcy, Secretary of War. He received the first shipment of gold from the California Gold Rush and turned it over to be made into 1848 CAL quarter eagles.​

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

​Who is the figure shown above, and what role did he play in numismatics? Check back with us next week to see if you answered correctly.

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​Last week we asked what the type, series, and Friedberg # of this $10 U.S. banknote was. If you answered 1869 Legal Tender Note, Fr. 96, then you are correct. We will sell this note in the November 2021 Auction.

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​On this week's "Test Your Knowledge", see if you can answer: what is the type, series, and Friedberg number of the $10 U.S. note shown. Check back in next week when we reveal the correct answer.

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Last week we asked the question: where did the Old Spanish Trail end according to the commemorative half dollar? If you answered El Paso, TX, then you were correct! Check back in next week for the next Test Your Knowledge.​

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​Where did the Old Spanish Trail end, according to that commemorative coin? Check back in next week to see if you answered our question correctly!

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​Thank you for checking back to Stack's Bowers Galleries Test Your Knowledge! The answer to last week's question is the Series of 1886 Silver Certificate. Check back for the next challenge next week.

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​See if you can correctly answer this week's Test Your Knowledge: what numismatic item shows 5 Morgan Dollars in a row? Check back next week to see if you answered correctly!

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