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post #1 of 3 Old 12-23-2006, 10:37 AM Thread Starter
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DID YOU KNOW????

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
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shouldnt this be in the "the poinless" thread?
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shouldnt this be in the "the poinless" thread?
Nah, it's a trivia.

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