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The Type Coins Quiz

The
following quiz, adapted from an issue of Rare Coin Review, is devoted to coins
by design types.

 

1.    
Anyone
desiring to complete a type set of silver coins must have this 1796 issue, for
it represents the only year of the Draped Bust obverse combined with the Small
Eagle reverse. The denomination is:

a.    
Half
dime

b.    
Quarter
dollar

c.    
Silver
dollar

d.    
Half
dollar

 

2.    
In the
quarter eagle series, there are two designs which were each produced only in a
single year. The first is the 1796 issue without stars on the obverse. The
second, representing the Capped Bust to left style, large diameter planchet,
were produced only in the year:

a.    
1804

b.    
1839

c.    
1863

d.    
1808

 

3.    
In the
dime, quarter, and half dollar series arrows appeared at the date of issues
from 1853 through 1855 and again:

a.    
1873-1874

b.    
1889-1891

c.    
1875-1878

d.    
1909

 

4.    
The
Liberty Head dime and quarter dollar, minted from 1892 to 1916, and the Liberty
Head half dollar, minted from 1892-1915, were designed by:

a.    
William
Barber

b.    
George
Morgan

c.    
Charles
Barber

d.    
James
Longacre

 

5.    
In
1916, three new American coinage designs appeared: the Liberty Head or
“Mercury” dime; the Standing Liberty quarter, and the Liberty Walking half
dollar. Two of these three designs were produced by the same artist-sculptor:

a.    
Hermon
MacNeil

b.    
Aldoph
A. Weinman

c.    
Victor
D. Brenner

d.    
James
Earl Fraser

 

Answers:
1-b, 2-d, 3-a, 4-c, 5-b

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