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« Reply #15 on: May 17, 2010, 03:56:51 AM »

looks like pocket coins owes us a question.

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« Reply #16 on: May 17, 2010, 09:09:36 AM »

I didn't even know I got the last one correct. I over looked the thread somehow. And no I did not use the index I spent a long time looking at the colonials trying to figure this one out.

Lets try a hard one this time and yes the answer is in the Red Book
  In 1935 the U.S. Government issued a token called The Bingles. What was there real name, what were they used for and where?
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« Reply #17 on: May 17, 2010, 08:27:13 PM »

Hmm. Tricksy, but I found it.
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« Reply #18 on: May 18, 2010, 10:23:15 AM »

Well smauggie if you found it tell us where and then give us a new question.  Grin
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« Reply #19 on: May 20, 2010, 10:32:24 AM »

Just trying to give others a chance.  I post the info when I get home this evening, and a new question.
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« Reply #20 on: May 21, 2010, 03:36:47 AM »

Known as "The Bingles" The Alaska Rural Rehabilitation Corporation (ARRC) tokens were issued to midwesterners who volunteered to relocate to Alaska.  The tokens provided as monetary aid to these settlers, and were only usable in ARRC stores, and were in circulation for about six months between 1935 and 1936 (p. 403), as they were eventually redeemable for regular US currency.

New question:  What is the lowest mintage US Commemorative silver coin.  I am looking for total mintage per type, so combine mintages for multiple dates, varieties, mintmarks and proofs. For example, in 1952, there were only 8003 Carver/Washington commemorative half dollars minted at the Denver mint.  For this comparison, we would want to add up the mintages from all dates and mintmarks of this type.
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« Reply #21 on: May 25, 2010, 03:44:52 AM »

wow, I didn't know that this was a master's thesis!

Okay, I try it, later.
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« Reply #22 on: May 25, 2010, 12:04:54 PM »

wow, I didn't know that this was a master's thesis!

Okay, I try it, later.

I've been wondering where you were on this thread TreasHunt. I was just trying to get folks to look at there Red Books since site owner was so kind to supply us with one. You should be able to give us some good questions.
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« Reply #23 on: June 08, 2010, 01:42:24 PM »

Okay, before I checked, I guess the Hawaii (1928) Sesquicentennial--
and I was right with 10,008....
[page #287]

But I was also wrong!


It is tied with the 1935 Old Spanish Trail at 10,008!

[page #291]
Wow... whoda thunk?

Okay, what is the only commem that is only made in one denomination? (that is ony one type?)

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« Reply #24 on: June 08, 2010, 04:39:33 PM »

Here's one more response on silver content in U.S. Coins:  Silver three cent piece from 1851 to 1853 was .75 silver .25 nickel.... then it increased to 90/10...

Silver war nickels were 35%...
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« Reply #25 on: June 09, 2010, 06:14:39 AM »

Here's one more response on silver content in U.S. Coins:  Silver three cent piece from 1851 to 1853 was .75 silver .25 nickel.... then it increased to 90/10...

Silver war nickels were 35%...

you are supposed to anser the question, and pose one of your own.


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« Reply #26 on: June 13, 2010, 06:07:51 PM »

On the last page of the 2011 red book what is the company thats giving away the free park quarters folder  ?
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« Reply #27 on: June 14, 2010, 02:40:48 AM »

There is no phone # listed, name & addy, sure...

but no phone #.


so, since I can't answer the ?, I am not sure if I should post a new ?
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« Reply #28 on: June 15, 2010, 04:56:25 AM »

I cant give addy since I already sent off to request the folder.   Grin
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« Reply #29 on: June 24, 2010, 11:38:03 AM »

Smauggie i spoke to Kristy today at whitman publishing co. And she said that they shiped out everyones,Who sent in for one,On tuesday 6/22/2010 So we should get ours around saturday 6/26/2010  Grin
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