On This Day In History

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Hommer, Feb 12, 2019.

  1. Hommer

    Hommer Curator of Semi Precious Coinage Supporter

    On this day in 1809, the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln,was born in a log cabin in Hodgenville, Kentucky.

    Also on this date in 1959, the Memorial cent went into circulation.
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  3. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Thank you for the reminder.
  4. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    Charles Darwin was also born this day and also in 1809.
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  5. Evan8

    Evan8 A Little Off Center

    I'll post my 1959 Memorial Proof

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  6. Kasia

    Kasia Got my learning hat on

    Also on this date in 1809, Charles Darwin was born, though not in a Log Cabin.
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  7. Kasia

    Kasia Got my learning hat on

    2 Pound Coin, 2009

  8. jonathan layne

    jonathan layne Well-Known Member

    i was thinking about starting a forum on this. you beat me to it
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  10. Hommer

    Hommer Curator of Semi Precious Coinage Supporter

    February 14th

    In 1876, Alexander Graham Bell & Elisha Gray, both apply separately for telephone patents Supreme Court eventually rules Bell rightful inventor. I have a feeling that one of these will be commemorated with a coin soon.

    In 1912, Arizona was admitted to the Union as the 48th state.
    And in
    1817 Frederick Douglass was born in Cordova, Maryland
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  11. ksparrow

    ksparrow Coin Hoarder

    bust half 1817 obv.jpg bust half 1817 rev.jpg
    Frederick Douglass' family could not imagine having a 50 cent piece of their own. I'm not even sure if the enslaved could legally possess hard cash.
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  12. ksparrow

    ksparrow Coin Hoarder

  13. ksparrow

    ksparrow Coin Hoarder

    sorry, extra post.
  14. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    Darwin has a better beard.
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  15. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    Cheech.....the monkey is a " Harry's shave plan member" razor's by mail .
    Which proves Darwin theory.......
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  16. Hommer

    Hommer Curator of Semi Precious Coinage Supporter

    February 15th

    On this day in 1971, Great Britain abandoned the 12-shilling system for decimal after 1,200 years of it's use.
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  17. Hommer

    Hommer Curator of Semi Precious Coinage Supporter

    February 16th

    In 1874, the United States Silver Dollar became legal tender after first being minted in 1794.
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