U.S. Coins Quiz: Level II

Take the advanced quiz about U.S. currency.

Quiz

Take the advanced quiz about U.S. currency.

1. When the Lincoln penny was introduced in 1909, what appeared on the back?

  • Mrs. Lincoln
  • The Lincoln Memorial
  • Ears of wheat
  • A Model A automobile

2. Which coin currently in circulation contains the least amount of copper?

  • The penny
  • The nickel
  • The dime
  • The quarter

3. The grooves on the sides of some coins form "reeds." How many reeds are on the side of a quarter?

  • 48
  • 75
  • 119
  • 271

4. Which of the following coins does not have reeded edges?

  • Dime
  • Half dollar
  • Susan B. Anthony dollar
  • Sacagawea dollar

5. What does the letter "D" on some coins mean?

  • It was minted at Dinnertime
  • It's worth a Dollar
  • It was made at the Denver Mint
  • It honors the 500 employees needed to keep the mints running

6. Under the state quarter program, how many different states appeared on quarters minted in any one year through 2008?

  • 2
  • 4
  • 5
  • 8

7. Which of these are the first U.S. coins to have words engraved on their edges?

  • State quarters
  • Presidential dollars
  • Half-cents
  • Nickels

8. What is the name of Thomas Jefferson's home, featured on the back of most nickels?

  • Montreal
  • Monticello
  • Monsey
  • Mount Vernon

9. What appears on the back of the dime?

  • An eagle
  • A boy beating a drum
  • A torch, a baseball bat, and a hockey stick
  • A torch, an olive branch, and an oak branch

10. Which of the following coins has the date on the reverse or "tails" side?

  • A penny
  • A state quarter
  • A half dollar
  • A Sacagawea dollar

Your Results:

1. When the Lincoln penny was introduced in 1909, what appeared on the back?
Ears of wheat

2. Which coin currently in circulation contains the least amount of copper?
The penny

3. The grooves on the sides of some coins form "reeds." How many reeds are on the side of a quarter?
119

4. Which of the following coins does not have reeded edges?
Sacagawea dollar

5. What does the letter "D" on some coins mean?
It was made at the Denver Mint

6. Under the state quarter program, how many different states appeared on quarters minted in any one year through 2008?
5

7. Which of these are the first U.S. coins to have words engraved on their edges?
Presidential dollars

8. What is the name of Thomas Jefferson's home, featured on the back of most nickels?
Monticello

9. What appears on the back of the dime?
A torch, an olive branch, and an oak branch

10. Which of the following coins has the date on the reverse or "tails" side?
A state quarter

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