WEEEK #523 HAPPY FRIDAY THE 13TH!
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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 lettering on the reverse of the 1976 Bicentennial Dollar was changed to make it more appealing and for what other reason?

 

This weeks winner will win a copy of “100 Greatest American Medals and Tokens” by Katherine Jaeger and Q.David Bowers

 

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 mint found that the copper nickel dollar was striking indistinctly,a problem not seen with silver coins.So the mint modified the dies to the narrower and sharper lettering!

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I will say to improve the striking quality.

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To improve the striking quality and facilitate minting procedures at the mint.

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A lower relief reverse die was made because although the original (type 1) die worked fine on the 40% silver, it was difficult on the Cu/Ni without extra force, causing excessive die wear and short die life.

 

A new lower relief was made so more coins could be minted per die - similar to the early Peace dollar obverse die change.

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To improve the striking quality and to facilitate minting procedures at the Mint.

 

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Sorry!!! Better late than Never!!!

 

QUESTION:

 

The lettering on the reverse of the 1976 Bicentennial Dollar was changed to make it more appealing and for what other reason?

 

Answer: To match that on the obverse

 

 

SGC has won a copy of “100 Greatest American Medals and Tokens” by Katherine Jaeger and Q.David Bowers

 

No runner up…

 

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

 

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