Coin Quiz – Christmas 2020

This is my Coin Quiz from Christmas 2020: 40 multiple choice questions to test your knowledge of coins. The winner of the competition scored 38 out of 40. Press “Start” below to begin. You will be shown your score and the correct answers at the end. For an explanation of the answers, see [ ]

Coin Quiz – Christmas 2020

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Some Christmas themed questions to start with:

Three Kings – in which order did they reign?

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This coin is inscribed with “Dec” for “December” because it’s …

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What event in this King’s life occurred on Christmas Day?
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What type of coin is this?

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Which mint is this coin from?
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What appears in the spandrels of this coin?
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For which King was this penny minted?

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Where does the gold come from for this James II Five-Guineas?

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George III twopence. What nickname was given to this type of coin due its size and thick rim?

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Which Edward is on this Groat?

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Henry VIII Crown – which of his wives is acknowledged?

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Which type of William I Penny is this?

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Which phrase appears in the legends of this coin?

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Which period is this coin from?

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Which letters are ligated on this Henry III long cross penny?

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What error is present in this Charles I Unite?

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Which of the seven issues of hammered coins of Elizabeth I is this?

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In which part of this coin is the date written?

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Is this King Edward I Penny a …

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The obverse of a Richard I silver penny – which type of cross would appear on the reverse?

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How many Scottish pennies was this Scottish coin worth?

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What does EIC mean on this George II Five Guinea Piece?

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Which letter appears after the mascle stop on the reverse of this coin?

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In which century was this coin minted?

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This 8 Reales is countermarked with which King’s head?

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Where was a hoard discovered that gave its name to this type of coin?

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Where was this Edward I Class IV long cross penny minted?

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This coin is engraved with “OBS” for a siege coin. A siege of where?

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What is the minting error called on this J. Caesar Denarius?

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Who are being suckled by the wolf on the reverse of this Roman Denarius?

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Where was this Edward VI Groat minted?

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Where is there a mullet on this Henry V Groat?

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From whom was the metal captured from to mint this Queen Anne Crown?

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Probably the most important Celtic coin to be auctioned this year. Who is the warrior depicted?

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On which side of this Richard III groat is there a tressure?

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Which Archbishop minted this half groat?

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What type of cross is on the reverse of this Thrymsa?

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Which Earl gave his name to this type of coin?

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Where did the metal come from to strike this George II Crown Piece?

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Which period is this Edward III HalfGroat from?

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