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Follow this Trail of Triads!

Good things come in
pairs, it is said. As to things in threes, I am not sure of an advantage. I am
sure, however, that may readers will enjoy this quiz of numismatic triads. See
if you can find the common connection between each item in each listing.
Answers are at the end:

 

1. Sedalia /
Cincinnati / P.T. Barnum

2. Denver / San
Francisco / Philadelphia

3. Cherry Creek,
Colorado / Rutherfordton, North Carolina / Coloma, California

4. Sylvester S.
Crosby / William H. Sheldon / John W. Adams

5. 1854 / 1906 / 1792

 

Answers:

1: Inscriptions on
commemorative half dollars, in this case one coin from 1921 and two from 1936

2. Three mint locations;
this was an easy one.

3. Locations of gold
rushes.

4. Authors of standard
reference works in American numismatics.

5. Opening dates of the San
Francisco, Denver, and Philadelphia mints.

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