Name that Nickname

Everybody loves a nickname. I myself have been known by a nickname of sorts all my life, as I have never used my first name, Quentin. Instead I have always been Dave or David, sometimes QDB, and once in a blue moon, Q.

Here I give some traditional nicknames for five different United States coins. Can you identify the items they are referring to? Answers are at the end.

1.“Orphan Annie” is an appellation given to this coin, although no one seems to know the reason why:

A. 1870-CC Liberty Seated dollar.

B. 1844 Liberty Seated dime.

C. 1908 Indian quarter eagle.

D. 1937 Antietam half dollar.

2. The “Mouse” variety is a well-known issue to specialists in which of the following:

A. 1817 large cents.

B. 1927 Vermont Sesquicentennial half dollars.

C. 1922 Lincoln cents.

D. 1849 half cents.

3. “Spiked Chin” is a name used to refer to a popular and plentiful variety of:

A. 1854-O $20 gold double eagle.

B. 1873 Indian cent.

C. 1804 half cent.

D. 1837 Low-10 Hard Times token

4. If you are looking for a coin with the name “Knob on Ear,” you would be seeking which of these:

A. 1855 large cent.

B. 1848 Original half cent.

C. 1935-S Peace dollar

D. 1785 Connecticut copper.

5. “Schoolgirl” is a nickname that was given to:

A. An 1859 Indian cent.

B. A 1907 Saint-Gaudens $10 gold eagle.

C. An 1879 Pattern silver dollar.

D. A 1793 large cent.

Answers: 1-b, 2-a, 3-c, 4-a, 5-c

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