Date: Sun Oct 26 2003 - 23:26:51 CST
John Cowan wrote,
> ... the coins say ONE CENT, FIVE CENTS (the name "nickel" is
> informal), ONE DIME, and QUARTER DOLLAR.
And HALF DOLLAR and ONE DOLLAR.
In 1883, the U. S. Mint changed the design on the five cent piece.
The word "CENTS" was omitted from the new design, and the Roman
numeral "V" (or, "Ⅴ") was used in place of the digit "5".
Unscrupulous people passed gold-plated specimens to unsuspecting
individuals as "the new five dollar gold pieces".
The U. S. Mint hastily added to word "CENTS" to the design, that
very same year.
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