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PLAYING JACKS Jacks has existed for over 2000 years. Early jacks were made of small sheep knuckle bones. The game was actually called knuckle bones many years ago. The American colonists called it “jackstonesis.” You can buy a set, which includes six 6-pointed metal jacks. Or you can be like colonial children and use six small stones, pumpkin seeds or … Continue reading
1795 $10 Eagle This first United States gold coin is a big, old gold coin. In 2000, an uncirculated 1795 eagle was available for around $30,000-35,000. Today, the same coin would be priced at around $80,000-100,000.
There are two varieties, one with 13 leaves on the branch below the eagle and one with 9 leaves. The 13 leaves variety is … Continue reading
The Chain cent was America’s first large cent and the first circulating coin officially produced by the United States Mint.
It was struck only during 1793.
The obverse design consisted of a stylized Liberty head with flowing hair. The inscription “LIBERTY” appeared above the portrait, and the date below. The design was rather sparse and empty compared to those that … Continue reading