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23 Feb 2016

A WALK INTO HISTORY

Coins-United States | Mike

Just imagine designing a coin that would be legal tender for the treasury department. This happened in 1976. However the process started in October of 1973. The treasury realized that our country's bicentennial was just three year's away. So they held a contest for an average American citizen to design the obverse on three coin's.
They were the quarter,the half,and the dollar. Well they received one thousand entrees. The prize would be five thousand dollars! Now I don't know about you,but to be immortalized on U.S.coinage I probably would of done it for nothing.
They  lowered the playing field to twelve. And through a process of elimination picked the three winning design's. Mr. Jack L AHR won for the quarter. A military drummer boy with a torch surrounded by thirteen stars.Mr.Seth Huntington won for the half dollar. And Mr.Dennis R Williams for the dollar. Now I believe we have all seen these coin's.
They are now immortalized in American coinage.Part of our history. This is an honor. I did buy the set,I know I wouldn't get rich on it ,but it has everything in a coin I was looking for,including there autograph's. My favorite of the three is the quarter. The drummer boy. I don't think there was ever a movie made on the war without one! So now some of you who didn't know the story now know it and know nothing is impossible in this hobby. They still sign autographs they probably are paid for it but so what. I'd rather be remembered for my donation to American history and coinage. Take care Mike.


Comments

Mike

Level 7

7180! I to find them in change and your on the nose when you state we should circulate the other coin's why not they were a set. Congress will never allow it only in sets. Thanks mike

user_7180

Level 5

Truly nice designs and good selections for representing our independence. I still run across the quarters in every day circulation. It is a shame we do not circulate the other denominations!

Mike

Level 7

ShrekiekGriffon Hi! The dollar was Eisenhower the last of the big dollars. Check it out in the Red Book! The design is cool!mike

ShriekenGriffon

Level 5

these coin are cool but somhow i dont have the bicentennial dollar! lol

World_Coin_Nut

Level 5

Growing up these were some of my favorite coins. At one point I saved every 1976 quarter I found.

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