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post #1 of 3 Old 12-23-2006, 10:37 AM Thread Starter
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The purpose of this thread is to provide interesting or useless tidbits of information (facts) that other people probably never gave much thought to. So I'll give it a go with the Following:

Did you know..

The United States Mint, since it's inception in 1792, has minted coins in 16 different denominations. All but one of those denominations, the $4 Stella, were placed into circulation and used by the public. In the US today, only 6 of these denominations reamin in circluation/use.

Half Cent - 1/2¢
Penny - 1¢
Two Cent Piece - 2¢
Three Cent Piece - 3¢
Nickel/Half Dime/Half Disme - 5¢
Dime/Disme - 10¢
Twenty Cent Piece - 20¢
Quarter - 25¢
Half Dollar - 50¢
Dollar - $1.00
Quarter Eagle - $2.50
Three Dollar Piece - $3.00
Stella - $4.00
Half Eagle - $5.00
Eagle - $10.00
Double Eagle - $20.00

And to top it off, In 1792, president George Washington contributed silverware to the mint, from which some of the first silver coins were struck.

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post #2 of 3 Old 12-23-2006, 12:23 PM
shouldnt this be in the "the poinless" thread?
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post #3 of 3 Old 12-23-2006, 08:13 PM
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Originally Posted by joeshmoe
shouldnt this be in the "the poinless" thread?
Nah, it's a trivia.

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