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11 Apr 2019, 7:29 pm

^ Lots of rabbit coins out there, aimed at the Chinese market.

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12 Apr 2019, 7:41 pm

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13 Apr 2019, 2:40 am

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Sorry, I'm not good on American history, which president is that?


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13 Apr 2019, 3:02 am

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Sorry, I'm not good on American history, which president is that?

It's not a president, silly. It's God. See the little inscription in the lower left?


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13 Apr 2019, 3:05 am

Darmok wrote:
fluffysaurus wrote:
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Sorry, I'm not good on American history, which president is that?

It's not a president, silly. It's God. See the little inscription in the lower left?

But God is English, what's she doing on an American coin?


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13 Apr 2019, 3:37 am

fluffysaurus wrote:
Darmok wrote:
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Another revival.

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Sorry, I'm not good on American history, which president is that?

It's not a president, silly. It's God. See the little inscription in the lower left?

But God is English, what's she doing on an American coin?

New World, New Gods. Your Old World Gods are cute, but they suited us no longer:

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13 Apr 2019, 6:16 am

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Sorry, I'm not good on American history, which president is that?


The US mint didn't start putting presidents on coins until 1909, when they put Abraham Lincoln on the one cent (penny) coin, in commemoration of his 100th birthday.

George Washington was next on the 1932 25 cents (quarter dollar) coin, in commemoration of his 200th birthday.

Then Thomas Jefferson on the 1938 5 cent (nickle) coin, in commemoration of I don't know what.

Followed by Franklin D. Roosevelt on the 1946 10 cent (dime) coin, in memorial of his death while in office.

Then John F. Kennedy on the 1964 50 cent (half dollar) coin, in memorial of his death while in office.

And finally Dwight D. Eisenhower on the 1971 one dollar coin, I don't know why.

And I'm only pointing this out, from memory, to flaunt my geekiness.



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13 Apr 2019, 7:34 am

^ It was once seen as un-republican to put actual people on our national coinage. And putting a living person on a coin — ugh, that's something only kings and dictators do. There's actually a law against it, although I think it has been violated once or twice with semi-obscure commemoratives.


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13 Apr 2019, 8:59 am

^ I did not know that.



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13 Apr 2019, 1:57 pm

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^ I did not know that.

You were so close to receiving the honoured geek badge and then, no.

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13 Apr 2019, 5:47 pm

Here's a coin with Scrooge McDuck but he may be the only one who would buy it since it's over fourteen hundred after an 8% off sale.

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https://www.ebay.com/itm/2018-Niue-1-oz ... 3AFeatured


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15 Apr 2019, 9:13 pm

Now here's some really amazing art. 8O (We've seen a little of this guy's work before.)


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