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COINS FEATURING SYMBOLS OF
PEACE WILL FLOOD NATION
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McNeil (bottom) and Weiman, the
sculptors, who designed the new
dimes, quarters and half dollar pieces
soon to be issued by Uncle Sam.
By F. M. Kerby
Washington, Oct. 6. "New coins
for old" will be the slogan of the
treasury dep't and its mint service
within a few weeks when the new
design of dimes will ready for issu
ance. Following the dimes will cottie the
new auarter and half dollar nieces.
, The new dime will' have on one!
side a head of Liberty, with a winged
cap. The reverse side shows a de
sign of a bundle of rods, with a bat
tle ax, known as "Faces," and sym
bolical of unity. Surrounding the
faces is a full foliaged branch of
olive, symbolical of peace.
, The half dollar bears a full length
figure of Liberty, the folds of the
Stars and Stripes flying in the back
ground. The figure is striding to
ward the dawn of a new day, carry
ing branches of laurel and oak, sym
bolical of civil and military glory.
The reverse of the half dollar
shows an eagle, perched high on a
mountain crag, with, wings unfolded.
From a rift in the rock is springing a
sapling of mountain pine; symbolical
The 25-cent piece contains a full
length figure of Liberty, front view,
with head turned to the left, stepping
forward to the gateway of the coun
try. On the wall is inscribpd, "In
God We Trust," which appears also
on the new half dollar. The left arm
of Liherty is upraised, bearing the
shield in the attitude of protection.
The right hand bears the olive
branch of peace. The word "Liber
ty" appears above.
On the reverse side is shown the
American eagle in full flight with
wings extended and the inscription,
"United States of America," and "E
Pluribus Unum" and "Quarter Dol
lar" below. Connecting the letter
above on the outer circle are olive
branches with ribbon that is stirred
by the breeze as the bird flies.
By law, the coins are required to
have the figure of Liberty and the
American eagle. It is in the design
ing of the figures that the changes
on the coins have been made.
TODAY IN ILLINOIS HISTORY
Oct 6, 1818. Shadrach Bond, first
governor of Illinois was inaugurated.
When a girl finds herself in a box
at the opera for the first time she
imagines she is the whole show,