WEEK #504 SUPER BOWL WEEKEND BE SAFE!
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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:

 

What is Frank Murphy’s connection to numismatics?

 

Our first place winner will receive a copy The Secret History of the First US Mint.

 

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 transition from protectorate to commonwealth, which occurred November 15, 1935, was commemorated on a set of three coins dated 1936-M. [font:Arial Black]The fifty-centavo piece shows facing portraits of outgoing Governor-General Frank Murphy[/font] and incoming President Manuel Quezon. They are portrayed again on one of the peso coins, this time in profile, their busts overlapping. This same configuration is used for the other one-peso commemorative, but on its obverse the subjects are President Quezon and President of the United States Franklin D. Roosevelt. This is a very rare instance of a living U. S. president appearing on a United States coin. The common reverse for all three coins depicted the arms of The Commonwealth of The Philippines. Featuring elements symbolic of Spain, The USA and the islands themselves, it was adopted as the common reverse for all regular-issue coins beginning in 1937.

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A set of commemorative Philippine Commonwealth silver coins all dated 1936: ...

1 peso and 50-centavo coin bore the busts of Governor General Frank Murphy.

 

Frank Murphy was the last American governor-general of the Philippines

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Governor-General Frank Murphy was on the "Commonwealth of the Philippines" One Peso coin in 1936. Also on the Fifty Centavo piece of the same year by himself. I don't know if this is the right Frank Murphy, but it's my shot of the week.

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Hi All, Sorry I didn’t post this earlier!

 

QUESTION:

 

What is Frank Murphy’s connection to numismatics?

 

Answer:

 

He appears on the 1936 Philippines 50 Centavos and 1 Pecos

 

Our first place winner NOOW has won a copy The Secret History of the First US Mint.

 

Our runner up, Speck95512 has won an NGC Single Coin Display box.

 

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