The Ultimate Quiz On Coin Collecting

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  • 1. 

    In what year were only 5 Liberty head nickels produced?

    • A.

      1913

    • B.

      1883

    • C.

      1912

    • D.

      1900

    Correct Answer
    A. 1913
    Explanation
    In 1913, only 5 Liberty head nickels were produced. This makes it a significant year for collectors, as these nickels are extremely rare and valuable. The limited production was due to a change in design, with the Indian head design being introduced the following year. The scarcity of the 1913 Liberty head nickel makes it highly sought after by numismatists, further increasing its value.

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  • 2. 

    How many sides does the edge of Canada's loon dollar coin have?

    • A.

      11

    • B.

      10

    • C.

      8

    • D.

      12

    Correct Answer
    A. 11
    Explanation
    The edge of Canada's loon dollar coin has 11 sides.

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  • 3. 

    Who is the man riding the horse on the Delaware state quarter?

    • A.

      Cesar Rodney

    • B.

      The Person On The Coin Is Not Indented To Represent Anyone In Particular

    • C.

      Thomas Payne

    • D.

      Paul Revere

    Correct Answer
    A. Cesar Rodney
    Explanation
    Cesar Rodney is the man riding the horse on the Delaware state quarter. He was a prominent political figure in Delaware and played a crucial role in the American Revolution. Rodney is depicted on the coin to honor his contributions to the state and the nation.

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  • 4. 

    Which of the following countries did not produce a special coin in 1986 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the automobile?

    • A.

      Vietnam

    • B.

      Germany

    • C.

      Cuba

    • D.

      Afghanistan

    Correct Answer
    B. Germany
    Explanation
    Germany is the correct answer because it did not produce a special coin in 1986 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the automobile. This can be inferred from the question which states that one of the countries did not produce a special coin, and the other three options (Vietnam, Cuba, and Afghanistan) are not specified as not producing such a coin.

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  • 5. 

    U.S. gold coins with a "D" mint mark made before 1861 came from which mint?

    • A.

      Dayton, OH

    • B.

      Detroit, MI

    • C.

      Denver, CO

    • D.

      Dahlonega, GA

    Correct Answer
    D. Dahlonega, GA
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Dahlonega, GA. The "D" mint mark on U.S. gold coins made before 1861 indicates that they were minted in Dahlonega, Georgia. Dahlonega was one of the first mints established by the U.S. government and operated from 1838 to 1861. It primarily produced gold coins due to the discovery of gold in the area during the Georgia Gold Rush. The coins minted in Dahlonega are highly sought after by collectors due to their historical significance and relative rarity.

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  • 6. 

    How many mints produced Morgan silver dollars?

    • A.

      4

    • B.

      5

    • C.

      2

    • D.

      3

    Correct Answer
    B. 5
  • 7. 

    By what name are gold one pound coins of Great Britain commonly known?

    • A.

      Sovereign

    • B.

      Crown

    • C.

      King

    • D.

      Guilder

    Correct Answer
    A. Sovereign
    Explanation
    Gold one pound coins of Great Britain are commonly known as "Sovereigns". This term refers specifically to gold coins with a face value of one pound. The Sovereign is a well-known and historically significant coin in British currency, often featuring the image of the reigning monarch on the obverse side. It has been in circulation since the early 19th century and is highly regarded for its gold content and numismatic value.

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  • 8. 

    What does it mean when a coin is called a mule?

    • A.

      A Pattern Design That Never Made It Into Official Production

    • B.

      An Error In Which The Wrong Metal Is Used

    • C.

      An Error Created By Mismatched Dies In Which A Coin Has An Obverse And Reverse That Were Not Intended To Go Together

    • D.

      A Coin That Was Made Under Contract By A Foreign Mint

    Correct Answer
    C. An Error Created By Mismatched Dies In Which A Coin Has An Obverse And Reverse That Were Not Intended To Go Together
    Explanation
    A coin is called a mule when it is an error created by mismatched dies in which a coin has an obverse and reverse that were not intended to go together. This means that the dies used to strike the coin were not properly matched, resulting in a coin with mismatched designs on the front and back. This type of error is considered rare and valuable to collectors.

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  • 9. 

    What is the definition of sterling silver?

    • A.

      .999 Fine

    • B.

      .925 Fine

    • C.

      .800 Fine

    • D.

      .900 Fine

    Correct Answer
    B. .925 Fine
    Explanation
    Sterling silver is defined as a type of silver alloy that contains 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% other metals, usually copper. This composition is commonly referred to as .925 fine, which indicates that the silver content is 92.5% pure. The addition of other metals gives sterling silver its strength and durability, making it suitable for various jewelry and silverware applications.

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  • 10. 

    What was the last year the U.S. had a half cent?

    • A.

      1826

    • B.

      1857

    • C.

      1883

    • D.

      The U.S. Never Had A Half Cent

    Correct Answer
    B. 1857
    Explanation
    The U.S. had a half cent until 1857. This means that the U.S. used a coin worth half a cent as currency until that year.

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  • 11. 

    Who designed the Kennedy half dollar?

    • A.

      Obverse By Gilroy Roberts, Reverse By Frank Gasparro

    • B.

      Obverse By John Sinnock ,Reverse By Frank Gasparro

    • C.

      Both Sides By Frank Gasparro

    • D.

      Obverse By Frank Gasparro, Reverse By Gilroy Roberts

    Correct Answer
    A. Obverse By Gilroy Roberts, Reverse By Frank Gasparro
    Explanation
    Gilroy Roberts designed the obverse (front) side of the Kennedy half dollar coin, while Frank Gasparro designed the reverse (back) side.

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  • 12. 

    In what city were Canadian coins with an "H" mint mark made?

    • A.

      Halifax, Nova Scotia

    • B.

      Birmingham, England

    • C.

      Medicine Hat, Alberta

    • D.

      Hampshire, England

    Correct Answer
    B. Birmingham, England
    Explanation
    Canadian coins with an "H" mint mark were made in Birmingham, England. This is because the Royal Mint in Birmingham was responsible for producing coins for Canada from 1908 to 1919. The "H" mint mark indicates that the coins were minted in Birmingham, distinguishing them from coins minted in other locations. Halifax, Nova Scotia; Medicine Hat, Alberta; and Hampshire, England are not associated with the production of Canadian coins with an "H" mint mark.

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  • 13. 

    In which of the following denominations did the U.S. not produce a gold coin?

    • A.

      2

    • B.

      3

    • C.

      1

    • D.

      $2-1/2

    Correct Answer
    A. 2
    Explanation
    The U.S. did not produce a gold coin in the denomination of 2.

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  • 14. 

    What was the denomination of the rare gold "stella" pattern?

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      4

    • C.

      2

    • D.

      3

    Correct Answer
    B. 4
    Explanation
    The denomination of the rare gold "stella" pattern was 4.

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  • 15. 

    By what name was an early U.S. dime known?

    • A.

      Tenth Dollar

    • B.

      Ten Cent Piece

    • C.

      Disme

    • D.

      Dime

    Correct Answer
    C. Disme
    Explanation
    The early U.S. dime was known by the name "Disme." This term was derived from the French word "dixieme," which means tenth. The dime was originally valued at one-tenth of a dollar, hence the name "Disme." Over time, the spelling of the word evolved to "dime," but its original meaning as one-tenth of a dollar remained the same.

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