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Did you know the Delaware quater was designed by a teacher?

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 Posted 03/25/2012  2:04 pm Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Left to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

I was at barns n noble yesterday getting to whitman albums for Kennedy half dollars. In the checkout line I noticed one of the "bargain priced books" had coins on it. So I looked at it and it is a 300 page book containing the history of every 50 state quarter. Yesterday I read the story of the Delaware quarter to my little sister who is into coins and she really loved it. In my opinion the story behind each quarter is kid oriented and I really recommend it to all. It also makes great bedtime stories for kids. Nuimatists be warned theres not a word in it about mintages, proofs or errors. Neverless the book is great for its purpose

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A pocketful of History...Four hundred years of america- One state quarter at a time by Jim Noles I got it for 5.99

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Great story and interesting history on Caesar Rodney, depicted on the Delaware quarter--I had to look it up.
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 Posted 03/25/2012  2:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add chasinva69 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The guy on the horse is Caesar Rodney, who was a delegate to the Continental Congress. Now I have to admit that until just about two weeks ago, I had no idea who he was. I happened to see a play called 1776, and it depicted, among other stories, how Rodney was so ill from cancer he had to leave the convention that was basically deadlocked over whether to approve the Declaration of Independence. Later, when his vote (in favor) was crucial, he made the 80 mile horseback ride back to Philadelphia just in time to cast the deciding vote. He was basically on his last legs yet played a crucial role in our independence. There are so many important, but lesser known characters like this in American history. I'm glad they put him on the coin. Probably not too many know who George Mason was either (from Virginia.)
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Cool story. I will have to look for that book tomorrow.
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 Posted 03/25/2012  5:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ckrakowski to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
this book might not be popular or nobody knows about it as I have found it for brand new for only $4.00 dollars and that inclueds shipping from amazon. no w I am going to buy this book.
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 Posted 03/25/2012  5:38 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ckrakowski to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
and I just bought it. can not wait for it to get here.
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 Posted 03/25/2012  6:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add pls to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I tried my best to get the Kansas quarter design to be made by a teacher also, but my design couldn't compete with that buffalo.

Ah, well. There's still a chance I could nail the national parks quarter design for Kansas by placing that Iowa noxious weed in it. (That's a sunflower, boys and girls.)
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 Posted 03/27/2012  10:16 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DM1975 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting. There is a teacher on the Morgan dollar, but she didn't design it.
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 Posted 03/31/2012  1:30 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ckrakowski to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
well the book arrived today and I confess I flipped through it already and can not wait to read it.
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 Posted 03/31/2012  1:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add chasinva69 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I just got mine too. The story of Washington crossing the Delaware (depicted on the New Jersey quarter) is particularly inspirational. I didn't think there was a book in the background of these designs, but the author, Jim noles, does quite a good job.
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