Fascinating Facts, Mysteries & Myths About U.S. Coins

Fascinating Facts, Mysteries & Myths About U.S. Coins

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Who were the models for the Indian Head nickel?
Why is it called the Orphan Annie?
What is the King of American Coins?

Fascinating Facts, Myths and Mysteries about U.S. Coins is a compilation of some of the more intriguing stories in the history of U.S. Mint coinage. Some are based on facts. Others are hobby myths. All of them make for entertaining reading. Read about:

  • The five-known 1913 Liberty head nickels
  • Augustus Staint-Gaudens and his famed gold $20
  • The short-lived 20-cent piece
  • The $1 million coin exhibit
  • The reason for the Liberty cover-up on the Standing Liberty quarter


Who were the models for the Indian Head nickel?
Why is it called the Orphan Annie?
What is the King of American Coins?

Fascinating Facts, Myths and Mysteries about U.S. Coins is a compilation of some of the more intriguing stories in the history of U.S. Mint coinage. Some are based on facts. Others are hobby myths. All of them make for entertaining reading. Read about:

  • The five-known 1913 Liberty head nickels
  • Augustus Staint-Gaudens and his famed gold $20
  • The short-lived 20-cent piece
  • The $1 million coin exhibit
  • The reason for the Liberty cover-up on the Standing Liberty quarter



Publisher: Iola, WI : Krause Publications, ©2009
ISBN: 9781440227646
1440227640
1440206503
9781440206504
Characteristics: 1 online resource (239 pages) : illustrations

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