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« on: May 06, 2010, 02:56:48 PM »

Lets do some Red Book trivia in honer of all these pretty new books we got. I'll ask a question you answer it. Be sure to tell us where you found the answer. Then you ask a question and we will try to answer it.

Lets start off with something easy and since it's my ideal you know it will have something to do with the Jefferson Nickel.  Grin
#1. In what year was the mint mark put on the obverse?

Remember the answer must be found in the Red Book
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« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2010, 04:25:59 PM »

I know, I know.  If I answer, do I win a Red Book?  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2010, 07:07:35 PM »

No but you get to ask the next question.  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2010, 10:07:30 AM »

Answer:
 The Mintmark was moved to the obverse in 1968.
Page #133


Question:

What were the first & last year that the Barber quarter was minted?

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« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2010, 10:11:35 AM »

Don't even have to look for that one

1892-1916 designed by the ever affable Charles Barber
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« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2010, 10:13:30 AM »

Don't even have to look for that one

1892-1916 designed by the ever affable Charles Barber

of course note, but he said to include where you found the info--
hence my quote of the page #.


Unless I misunderstood.
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« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2010, 06:57:14 PM »

Don't even have to look for that one

1892-1916 designed by the ever affable Charles Barber

of course note, but he said to include where you found the info--
hence my quote of the page #.


Unless I misunderstood.



Yes I said to put where you found the answer but that was just to get folks to use the book. Looks like site owner owes us a question now.   Grin  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2010, 10:55:55 PM »

Silver coins were not always 90% silver.  What other percentage of silver was used and when did it change?
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« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2010, 04:36:51 AM »

I'll let you know as soon as i get mine, lol
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« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2010, 10:05:26 AM »

Silver coins were not always 90% silver.  What other percentage of silver was used and when did it change?

1965-1970 US $1/2 (JFK)
40% silver.

page #205.
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« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2010, 10:57:24 AM »

US Silver coinage from 1796-1807 was .8924 fine silver (half dimes, dimes, quarters, halves and dollars).  This applies to dimes, quarters, half dollars and dollars (pages 137, 143,160, 185 and 210.  The Gobrecht Dollars minted in 1836 were also of this fineness before the law was changed, and dollars were reduced from 416 grains of .8924 silver to 412.5 grains of .900 silver in January of 1837 (page 214).
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« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2010, 12:26:34 PM »

US Silver coinage from 1796-1807 was .8924 fine silver (half dimes, dimes, quarters, halves and dollars).  This applies to dimes, quarters, half dollars and dollars (pages 137, 143,160, 185 and 210.  The Gobrecht Dollars minted in 1836 were also of this fineness before the law was changed, and dollars were reduced from 416 grains of .8924 silver to 412.5 grains of .900 silver in January of 1837 (page 214).

This was the answer I was looking for, but Treashunt reminded me of those 40% ones.  How quickly we forget
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« Reply #12 on: May 09, 2010, 04:24:04 PM »

What is the name attributed to the colonial coin type with the letters V O C on one side in the 2011 Redbook.
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« Reply #13 on: May 09, 2010, 07:41:42 PM »

This is just a shot in the dark since I know somewhere between little and nothing about Colonial issues. But on page 47 I found  Hiberuia-Voce Populi Coins with VOCE on them. Could this be what you are talking about?
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« Reply #14 on: May 09, 2010, 08:32:31 PM »

You got it, pocketcoins.  You used the index, I am sure, which makes it quite easy.  I was intending to trap someone into thinking the Dutch VOC coins were colonials, but I can see that I won't be able to get away with that here.   Wink
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