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Our Numismatic Trivia Week Three

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

Author: Stack's Bowers Galleries / Friday, March 06, 2020 / Categories: Test Your Knowledge

Numismatic Trivia

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 dollar:

a. It was designed by George T. Morgan, but his initials were omitted.

b. They were struck in San Francisco, but the mintmark was omitted.

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, 4a