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Topic Title: Coin on gunsmoke, doesn't look american.
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Created On: 1/24/2013 7:01 PM
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 1/24/2013 7:01 PM
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I was watching an episode of gunsmoke, where there was a closeup of a coin (a quarter). Thing is, does not look american to me. I have never seen the reverse. The wild west would of primarily of been seated coinage.



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 1/24/2013 7:02 PM
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Mexican?

Maybe.
 1/24/2013 7:04 PM
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After looking at it more. Maybe it's a seated quarter after all with motto?



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 1/24/2013 7:07 PM
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Sheesh!




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There was an episode of The Rifleman where Lucas McCain, frozen, couldn't get out of a sleeping bag because there was a rattle snake that had crawled into it while he was sleeping.

I think the local town sheriff ended blowing cigar smoke down a reed into the bag so the rattler would leave on its own volition.
For the life of me, I can't recall the sheriff's name.


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<< There was an episode of The Rifleman where Lucas McCain, frozen, couldn't get out of a sleeping bag because there was a rattle snake that had crawled into it while he was sleeping.

I think the local town sheriff ended blowing cigar smoke down a reed into the bag so the rattler would leave on its own volition.
For the life of me, I can't recall the sheriff's name.
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Its Mica I think

I saw an episode of the rifleman the other day and the scene was set with rolling hills in the background
and you can see a car or tuck speeding through the shot in the distance

Steve

That coin looks close enough though


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 1/24/2013 7:40 PM
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I just combed my hair and saw an old penny on the ground, thought it was a 1909 s-vdb but it was only a slug.

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<< Sheesh!
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 1/24/2013 7:57 PM
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We watch Gunsmoke or Matt Dillon or both every night. I never thought about zeroing in on the coins thrown onto the bar to pay for drinks. Don't even know how to do such a thing. Always wonder exactly what they are using to pay for their drinks. Seems like some of you more computer literate fellows like the old Western movies, just as we much older folks. That does make me feel good.

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 1/24/2013 8:05 PM
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<< I never thought about zeroing in on the coins thrown onto the bar to pay for drinks. >>



I didn't. The camera did. It was a really up close shot of the coin.

Now, technically speaking, the motto was not added until 1866. Now, the show took place in the 1870s and 1880s.

Now if you truly had this quarter in say 1884, I would not think it would be worn down as much.

A better question, did they use real coins when filming old tv shows, or replicas?

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 1/24/2013 8:06 PM
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I think it's time to get out of Dodge.

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 1/24/2013 8:12 PM
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Years ago there was a fascinating comic strip, Latigo, that showed private issue $20 gold pieces as part of the story.
The strip ended when the arch villain killed the hero marshall who was investigating the murder of the local Chinese laundryman's brother. The Chinese laundryman, a former blaster for the railroad, then blew up the arch villain's private rail road car with the villain in it.
 1/25/2013 4:27 AM
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<< After looking at it more. Maybe it's a seated quarter after all with motto?

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Looks good to me!
 1/25/2013 5:50 AM
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I saw a tv show with a coin in it once, too! I think it was on HSN.



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 1/25/2013 6:05 AM
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"Its Mica I think

Yes, his name on the show was Micah Torrance, and he was played by Pail Fix. How's that for trivia? Like Mozin, I have been known to watch the show occasionally.

The coin looks like a Liberty Seated quarter to me, although Hollywood has been known to use 'replica' coins in many TV shows and movies.

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 1/25/2013 6:09 AM
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I remember seeing an episode of GUNSMOKE where Marshall Dillon was duly impressed when Festus threw down a Double Eagle at the Longbranch.

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 1/25/2013 6:26 AM
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 1/25/2013 7:13 AM
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James Arness also played The Thing in the movie, "The Thing" ... a movie that still creeps me out — but one that doesn't have any coins that I can remember. It does, however, have a flying saucer ... and a Thing.

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 1/25/2013 7:38 AM
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<< I was watching an episode of gunsmoke, where there was a closeup of a coin (a quarter). Thing is, does not look american to me. I have never seen the reverse. The wild west would of primarily of been seated coinage.

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You can't be serious.

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 1/25/2013 8:20 AM
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Buy a Red Book and at least look at the pictures.
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