WEEK #500 Happy Happy Friday Everyone!!!
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This weeks First and Second place winners will be picked at random…The question must be answered by Saturday at midnight EST.

 

QUESTION:

 

The American Numismatic Society (ANS) boasts one of the largest publicly accessible coin collections in the United States. In what year was this organization founded, and what was the very first coin donated to the collection?

 

Our first place winner will receive a copy of America’s Money, America’s Story, A Chonicle of American Numismatic History, econd Edition by Richard Doty.

 

There will also be a runner up prize given to a selected player with the correct answer.

 

REMINDER: The Numisma-Quest ends on Saturday at midnight EST. Entries after that time will not be valid. See the Trivia info post for more details

 

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The ANS was formed by a group of collectors in New York City in 1858, at a time when many learned societies were created. Although the initial meeting of the collectors occurred in March of 1858, the Society looks back to April 6, 1858 as its date of creation; that was the day on which the fledgling Society's first constitution and bylaws were approved by the membership. That same month, the Society accessioned its first coin. (below)

 

1858_1_1_rev-1.jpg photograph courtesy ANS website.

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The American Numismatic Society was created April 6, 1858, however its first meeting was in March 1858. The first coin donated was an 1825 Philadelphia minted Classic Head Half Cent.. donated by Augustus B. Sage in 1858.

 

 

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QUESTION:

 

The American Numismatic Society (ANS) boasts one of the largest publicly accessible coin collections in the United States. In what year was this organization founded, and what was the very first coin donated to the collection?

 

Answer:

 

The ANS was founded in 1858 and the first coin donation was an 1825 United States half cent by Augustus B. Sage.

 

Our first place winner rrantique has won a copy of America’s Money, America’s Story, A Chronicle of American Numismatic History, second Edition by Richard Doty.

 

Our second place winner, Chris1976 has won a Single Coin Display box.

 

Thank you for playing and please stop by this Friday for the PMG Numisma-Quest question

 

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