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Quiz: Interesting Varieties

This
quiz asks you to identify on which date and denomination coin you would find
some interestingly names varieties.

 

1.    
The
“Spiked Chin” variety is not particularly rare, but it certainly one of the
more interesting varieties in its series. It can be found on the:

a.    
1844
Liberty Seated dime

b.    
1793
large cent

c.    
1804
half cent

d.    
1876-S
half eagle

 

2.    
“Jefferson
Head” describes an issue that has been considered by various authorities to be
a counterfeit, a pattern, or a privately produced proposal for coinage. This
variety is associated with the:

a.    
1794
silver dollar

b.    
1836
Lettered Edge half dollar

c.    
1843
Liberty Seated dime

d.    
1795
large cent

3.    
A
numismatist contemplating a “Booby Head” or a “Silly Head” coin would be
looking at a:

a.    
1839
large cent

b.    
1835
quarter eagle

c.    
1948
Franklin half dollar

d.    
1872
Liberty Seated silver dollar

 

4.    
If you
are searching for an “8 Tailfeathers” variety you are seeking a:

a.    
1889
half dollar

b.    
1795
Flowing Hair silver dollar

c.    
1878
Morgan silver dollar

d.    
1907
eagle

 

5.    
The
term “Club Rays” is used to differentiate a variety of the:

a.    
1853
quarter dollar

b.    
1787
Fugio cent

c.    
1867
Shield nickel

d.    
1936
Bridgeport half dollar

 

 

Answers:
1-c; 2-d; 3-a; 4-c; 5-b​

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