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    Hidden Secret on 1776 - 1976 quarters

    On the bi-cent quarters, there is JLA stamped on it. Johnny L. Appleseed.

    This is found above the AR of Dollar on the reserve, just below his elbow.
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    Re: Hidden Secret on 1776 - 1976 quarters

    Yup, they are the designers initials, Jack L. Ahr. His design was chosen in a competition for the bicentennial reverse of the quarter.

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    Re: Hidden Secret on 1776 - 1976 quarters

    Neat, I love finding these little hidden secrets that requires a Jewelers Loop to read.
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    Re: Hidden Secret on 1776 - 1976 quarters

    Quote Originally Posted by relichunters
    On the bi-cent quarters, there is JLA stamped on it. Johnny L. Appleseed.

    This is found above the AR of Dollar on the reserve, just below his elbow.
    Heres a picture of it for you. Thanks, I collect coins and never noticed it
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    Re: Hidden Secret on 1776 - 1976 quarters

    Most, if not all, present US coins have the desigdners initials.

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    Re: Hidden Secret on 1776 - 1976 quarters

    This is a new designer initials myth. One I heard was about the Roosevelt dime. The initials JS appear in the front under his portrait. Myth had it that a KGB agent was working in the mint and put Joseph Stalin's initials there. In reality they were the designer John R. Sinnock's initials.
    Another one involves Gilroy Robert's last initial of R. under Kennedy's portrait on a Kennedy half. Myth had it that somebody had put a Communist hammer and sickle emblem.
    I just felt I should share some amusing information about vintage cold war myths.

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    Re: Hidden Secret on 1776 - 1976 quarters

    I put back about 8 rolls of uncirculated Bicentenial quarters when they came
    out. Any chance they might double in price?

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    Re: Hidden Secret on 1776 - 1976 quarters

    Quote Originally Posted by lastleg
    I put back about 8 rolls of uncirculated Bicentenial quarters when they came
    out. Any chance they might double in price?
    Someday, I'm sure, but They made a LOT of these.
    Desire is oft more pleasant than acquisition

 

 

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