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*Poll: Franklin Half folks, did you know that 'Pennsylvania' was misspelled on the Liberty Bell?*

GoldbullyGoldbully Posts: 16,862 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited October 27, 2017 6:55PM in U.S. Coin Forum


*Poll: Franklin Half folks, did you know that 'Pennsylvania' was misspelled on the Liberty Bell?*

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    ms70ms70 Posts: 13,946 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Was it misspelled or was that one of those colonial things that were common to do at the time?

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    MorganMan94MorganMan94 Posts: 1,330 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ms70 said:
    Was it misspelled or was that one of those colonial things that were common to do at the time?

    It was common at the time, the Declaration of Independence has it spelled with one n as well.

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    MorganMan94MorganMan94 Posts: 1,330 ✭✭✭✭✭

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    ChrisH821ChrisH821 Posts: 6,333 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Maybe we've been spelling it wrong ever since.

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    DBSTrader2DBSTrader2 Posts: 3,460 ✭✭✭✭

    Did you also notice they mis-spelled all words with "s" with an "f"? ;)

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    BLUEJAYWAYBLUEJAYWAY Posts: 8,034 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Could of been worse. Could of spelled it "Pencilvania". :)

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    BackroadJunkieBackroadJunkie Posts: 3,745 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Spelling was pretty loose back then.

    Read Lewis and Clark's journals, for instance. Lewis was a pretty well educated person for the time.

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    @BLUEJAYWAY said:
    Could of been worse. Could of spelled it "Pencilvania".

    LOL ..... LOL

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    Bob1951Bob1951 Posts: 268 ✭✭

    Misspelled by today's spelling, not misspelled by yesteryear's spelling. Dime was also misspelled as disme back then. Disme was pronounced the same as dime. Some feel that disme was pronounced "deem". Either way, the "s" was dropped because it was one of those unneeded silent letters. The i eventually evolved into a long "i" instead of the "ee" sound.

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have visited the Liberty Bell on several occasions... and yes, it was rather obvious..... I always thought it was a contemporary spelling... Cheers, RickO

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