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Test Your Numismatic Knowledge

Wait! Wait!! Don’t Tell Me!: Numismatic Version

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

Author: Stack's Bowers Galleries / Wednesday, February 26, 2020 / Categories: Test Your Knowledge

Trivia to the fore here! See how many you can get right from the four questions below. Each has four clues. Accordingly, by chance you should get at least one right. See how well you can do.


1. In the 1860s the Treasury Department decided to build a new branch mint, and construction commenced. It was never completed. The location:

a. Chicago

b. On the Columbia River

c. St. Louis

d. On the Erie Canal


2. In terms of present-day rarity in MS-65 RD grade, which is the rarest cent: 

 a. 1909-S V.D.B.  

b. 1955 Doubled Die

c. 1914-D

d. 1931-S


3. Among gold half eagles, which is a famous rarity in any grade:

a. 1909-O

b. 1854-S

c. 1872-CC

d. 1836


4. Among these coins, which was made only in Proof format:

a. 2000-S Sacagawea dollar

b. 1881 Shield nickel

c. 1856 Flying Eagle cent

d. 1888 double eagle



Answers: 1-b, 2-c, 3-b, 4-a