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- Coinage of Ireland
- Texas Redbacks
- ...that Mount Burgess is nicknamed the Ten Dollar Mountain because it was featured on Canadian currency?
- ...that the American Buffalo gold bullion coin, will be the first .9999 fine 24-carat gold coin released by the United States Mint?
- ...That the Alabama centennial half dollar was the first commemorative coin minted with the image of a living individual?
- ...That Aksumite currency was the only native coinage to be issued in Africa without direct influence by an outside culture like Roman, Greek, etc...?
- ...that the 1933 Oregon Trail Memorial half dollar marked the first striking of a US commemorative at the Denver Mint?
- ...that minting on the 40,000 Columbian Exposition quarter dollars started on June 13, 1893, six weeks after the opening of the World's Columbian Exposition where they didn't sell well?
- ... that the gold used in making the American Gold Eagle, the official gold bullion coin of the United States, must come from a source from within America?
- ... that the $100,000 bill, the largest bill issued by the United States Treasury, features a portrait of Woodrow Wilson and has an orange obverse?
- ... that the circulation of high-denomination bills was halted in 1969 by executive order of President Richard Nixon, in an effort to combat organized crime?
- ... that the Bureau of Engraving and Printing says the "average life" of a $1 bill in circulation is 22 months before it is replaced due to wear?
- ... that an unknown quantity of Columbian Exposition half dollars were used as collateral against loans made to the Columbian exposition and when the exposition failed to repay the debits, the banks dumped the coins into circulation?
- ... that when the Lincoln cent was released in 1909, hundreds of people across the United States lined up to get them?
- ... that Constance Ortmayer designed a commemorative coin for the anniversary of an event that never happened?"
- ... that artist Thomas Eakins suggested Anna Willess Williams pose for the depiction of Liberty on the Morgan dollar?