WEEK #543 NGC IS IN THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT!!!
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Happy Holidays from NGC!!! Ho Ho Ho.. NGC seems to be in the Holiday Spirit!

 

This week, First and Second place winners will be picked at random…

 

The question must be answered by Saturday at midnight EST.

 

QUESTION:

 

Which United States coin has the designer’s initial hidden within the details of a ship?

 

GOOD LUCK!!!

 

This week’s winner will win The Secret History of the First U.S. Mint by Joel J. Orosz and Leonard D. Augsburger.

 

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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Assistant Engraver George T. Morgan. From that point onward, the work proceeded quickly. The first coins were struck on November 19, 1892, bearing that year of coinage. Additional pieces were minted later with the date 1893.

 

The World’s Columbian Expositon half dollar depicts on its obverse a right-facing portrait of Columbus. Barber’s initial B is at the truncation of the bust. Around the periphery, separated by stars, are the legends UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and COLUMBIAN HALF DOLLAR. The reverse features a port view of the Santa Maria, based on a replica commissioned by Spain. Below are two hemispheres flanked by the date 14 92. The actual date of coinage appears below, either 1892 or 1893. Separated from it by stars is the peripheral inscription WORLD’S COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION CHICAGO. Morgan’s initial is cleverly hidden within the rigging of the ship, at the lower right of the mainsail.

 

The answer is George T. Morgan

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The 1892-93 Columbian Exposition 50c. Barber designed the obverse and Morgan designed the reverse. His initial, "M" is below the forward part of the aft sail. (Whatever it's called!)

 

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Happy Holidays to all the folks at NGC!

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The reverse of the 2000 Lief Ericson Millennium Commorative silver dollar was designed by T. James Ferell. The designers initials (TJF) are found on the stern of the viking long boat just above the water line.

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George T. Morgan’s initial is cleverly hidden within the rigging of the ship, at the lower right of the mainsail

 

1892-1893 Columbian commenmorative half dollars made for worlds fair chicago

 

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QUESTION:

 

Which United States coin has the designer’s initial hidden within the details of a ship?

 

Answer: Columbian Exposition Half Dollar

 

This week’s winner jayman1970 has wond a copy of The Secret History of the First U.S. Mint by Joel J. Orosz and Leonard D. Augsburger

 

Our Runner up, HardTimes has won an NGC Single Coin Display Box..

 

BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE!!!!

 

Everyone has won a copy of Eric Jordan and John Mabens,

 

Top 50 Most Popular Modern Coins. Comprehensive Guide to the Most Sought After U.S. Issues 1986-Date....

 

Please PM me your Names and Addresses so I can mail you your prize!

 

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

 

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