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American Coinage and Currency Quiz

American Coinage and Currency Quiz

created by QuizAdmin on Nov 200932 yrs old, Connecting Singles
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The design of a nation’s money is a reflection of its history and culture. Unlike a nation’s postage, which can cover a plethora of concepts, the designs on money are slower and more difficult to change, with the result that any alteration of the status quo will, of necessity, require considerable thought and planning.

The following are ten multiple-choice questions about American coinage and currency. Each question will feature four choices, only one of which shall be correct.
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1. All the coins in the following denominations were issued at various times, then withdrawn, except one that was never issued.
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2. Abraham Lincoln became the portrait for the five-dollar bill in 1914. The last person to be portrayed on the bill before Lincoln was...
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3. In 1917, the second year of its issue, the design of the quarter coin underwent a few slight modifications, which were prompted by the discovery that...
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4. A slang term for currency is "dead presidents." Which currently-used bill does not feature a dead president?
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5. Along that same line, a live president was featured on an American note. That was President...
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6. Typically, commemorative half dollars were issued on a one-time basis, usually coinciding with an exact anniversary. Sometimes a commemorative half dollar would be issued over the course of a few years. The Longest run of such an issue is the Oregon Trail, which ran from 1926 through 1937 (but not every year). The second longest run for one commemorative half dollar was for
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7. The difference between the largest-denomination note issued by the United States government and the smallest one is...
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8. Until very recently, coins produced by the mint in Philadelphia bore no mint mark. In what year did a coin first bear the mark "P" for Philadelphia?
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9. The government has tried to avoid duplication of mint-mark letters, and has never allowed the same letter to stand for two different mints at the same time. Over the course of time, though, one letter has stood for two different mints. That letter is...
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10. If you were to find one of the most recently-printed $1000 bills, it would bear the portrait of a...

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