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Answer Questions from Q David Bowers

Follow this Trail of Triads!

By Q. David Bowers, Co-Founder

Author: Q. David Bowers / Thursday, September 17, 2020 / Categories: From the Desk of Q. David Bowers

Good things come in pairs, it is said. As to things in threes, I am not sure of an advantage. I am sure, however, that may readers will enjoy this quiz of numismatic triads. See if you can find the common connection between each item in each listing. Answers are at the end:


1. Sedalia / Cincinnati / P.T. Barnum

2. Denver / San Francisco / Philadelphia

3. Cherry Creek, Colorado / Rutherfordton, North Carolina / Coloma, California

4. Sylvester S. Crosby / William H. Sheldon / John W. Adams

5. 1854 / 1906 / 1792



1: Inscriptions on commemorative half dollars, in this case one coin from 1921 and two from 1936

2. Three mint locations; this was an easy one.

3. Locations of gold rushes.

4. Authors of standard reference works in American numismatics.

5. Opening dates of the San Francisco, Denver, and Philadelphia mints.