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If You Give A Moose A Muffin

While shuffling off to look for the buffalo nickel in the previous post, it inspired a “If You Give a Moose a Muffin” journey.  Hey, this is an old coin, I have other old coins, where are they? One for each daughter here, some in a jar here, and wow, one that is most likely one of the the oldest items I have. . .

Collection of US Coins

350 years of tails

The dime is for scale

While very hard to see does that say centavos and US coin?  Yes it does. (The auto-focus went a bit crazy given the patina of the second coin. Perhaps the clearest photos are coins in group.) A quick sidestep to visit Google finds that during the occupation of the Philippines during WWII, coins were collected, melted down, and shipped to Japan.  To prevent this, many coins were also tossed in the bay. Nearly all coins disappeared from circulation. When liberating the Philippines, American forces brought coins produced in the United States.

Pocket full of silver dollars 1883, 1885, 1887, 1891

Heads up!

Heads up!

Now the buffalo badge led to a buffalo theme which led to one coin, which led to more coins. Coins are money which now leads me to thinking it’s time to go work on the taxes, or maybe make some muffins first.

If You Give a Mouse a Muffin by Laura Joffe Numeroff & Felicia Bond



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