This week we continue
with more numismatic trivia! Below are four questions each of which has four
possible answers. See how well you do.
1. B. Max Mehl started in the rare coin business in 1900, and
during the next half century he became America’s most publicized rare coin
dealer. Prior to choosing numismatics as a profession, he:
a. Sold life insurance policies.
b. Was a shoe clerk.
c. Performed in rodeos.
d. Operated a florist shop in Waco, Texas.
2. An unusual aspect of the 1925 Fort Vancouver commemorative half
a. It was designed by George T. Morgan, but his initials were
b. They were struck in San Francisco, but the mintmark was
c. The fort depicted was Fort Bridger, by mistake.
d. Large quantities of unsold pieces were released into
circulation at face value.
3. I FOLLOW IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF MY ILLUSTRIOUS PREDECESSOR is
the inscription found on:
a. Inaugural medal of Harry S Truman.
b. A Hard Times token of 1837 referring to Martin Van Buren.
c. An 1834 token showing Lafayette.
d. A campaign token of U.S. Grant.
4. Before moving to
Salt Lake and forming Salt Lake City, Mormon leaders issued paper money in:
a. Kirtland, Ohio.
b. Coudersport, Pennsylvania.
c. Ballston Spa, New York.
d. Nauvoo, Illinois.
Answers: 1b, 2b, 3b,