Week 640 ~Happy Holidays!~
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Q: Christmas is less than a week away, and to get into the holiday spirit, Dutch settlers in New York introduced Santa Claus to the young nation on a number of banknotes. Old Saint Nick would be unrecognizable to Americans today, especially this early version, in what way?

 

 

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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.

 

Good luck everyone and have a great weekend!

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Q: Christmas is less than a week away, and to get into the holiday spirit, Dutch settlers in New York introduced Santa Claus to the young nation on a number of banknotes. Old Saint Nick would be unrecognizable to Americans today, especially this early version, in what way?

 

A: The Dutch version of Santa Claus was a much thinner man than the jolly, oversized man in red that we know today. However, on an 1876 note, Santa appears to have put on some weight in the 20 years since his introduction.

 

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