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OK now for the fine print.
This is the WQTH Daily Thread. You know the drill. There’s no Poltical correctness, but civility is a requirement. There are Important Guidelines, here, with an addendum on 20191110.
We have a new board – called The U Tree – where people can take each other to the woodshed without fear of censorship or moderation.
And remember Wheatie’s Rules:
1. No food fights
2. No running with scissors.
3. If you bring snacks, bring enough for everyone.
4. Zeroth rule of gun safety: Don’t let the government get your guns.
5. Rule one of gun safety: The gun is always loaded.
5a. If you actually want the gun to be loaded, like because you’re checking out a bump in the night, then it’s empty.
6. Rule two of gun safety: Never point the gun at anything you’re not willing to destroy.
7. Rule three: Keep your finger off the trigger until ready to fire.
8. Rule the fourth: Be sure of your target and what is behind it.
(Hmm a few extras seem to have crept in.)
The Mandatory Coin
Thought of something in the nick of time. (This will probably post a few minutes late.)
One of the products of the California Gold Rush was the twenty dollar gold piece. I’ve talked about those a few times. But there was another, lesser known item, the one dollar gold piece.
These were tiny! Imagine that a 20 dollar gold piece was somewhat smaller than a silver dollar (but much heavier). A twentieth of that…well, that would have to be less than half the size of a dime! And indeed it was. (Now, it wasn’t less than half the width of a dime, but rather, less than half the volume of a dime. If the proportions were the same, it would have to be less than 4/5ths the diameter and less than 4/5th of the thickness to be less than half the volume of a dime. But even that looks tiny.)
There were three major varieties of these coins. From 1849-1849 was what we call today Type I.
Type I was 13 millimeters across, making it barely half the width of a quarter.
My apologies for how wretched and worn that coin looks, but it seems to be rather difficult to find a picture with both sides of the coin in it and I’m pressed for time!
Type II is by far the hardest and most expensive to collect, it ran from 1854-1856, and is also known as the Indian Princess. They made the coin thinner so they could make it wider, it’s now 15mm across.
I said it was called the Indian Princess…but no Indian Princess ever wore an ostrich feather headdress. (Yes, those are ostrich feathers.)
After this they did a bit of restyling making the Indian princess’s head a bit bigger.
This final coin is of course the easiest to locate, and there’s only about $100 worth of gold in it, so most here can probably manage to find one.
These were very popular as Christmas gifts. When it was discontinued in 1889, that job fell to the quarter eagle (i.e., the $2 1/2 gold piece).
During this entire period of time the US was also issuing silver dollars or trade dollars (special heavier dollars made for trade with China). In 1873, in fact, all three types of coins were minted as that was the year the Liberty Seated dollar was dropped and the Trade Dollar begun, also for a while in the late 1870s and early 1880s both Trade and Morgan silver dollars were being made.
So yet another way to have a dollar in your pocket that maybe some of you were unaware of!
To conclude: My standard Public Service Announcement. We don’t want to forget this!!!
Remember Hong Kong!!!
Zhōngguò shì gè hùndàn !!!
China is asshoe !!!