Reno Coin Shop to Giveaway 1808 Half Dollar to Child

I saw this in the Reno Gazette Journal yesterday and thought what a cool idea! I love old coins…

Six Correct Answers Enters Child in $150 Coin Giveaway.

A local coin shop plans to giveaway a 200-year-old U.S. half dollar to a child 12 or younger who answers correctly six questions related to the year 1808:

Who was the president of the United States in 1808?
Who won the presidential election in 1808?
How many states were in the Union in 1808?
Which well-known leader of the Confederate States of America was born in 1808?
Who was the emperor of France in 1808?
Which famous Austrian music composer premiered his Fifth Symphony in 1808?

PICTURE IS NOT THE COIN THAT WILL BE GIVEN AWAY…I JUST GOOGLED IT SO ONE CAN SEE WHAT THE COIN MAY LOOK LIKE.

Each child who answers all questions correctly will be part of a random drawing on August 5th to receive what numismatists call an 1808 “Capped Bust” half dollar minted in Philadelphia. It’s estimated value is $150. The deadline to enter is July 25th, and one entry is allowed per person.

Entries can be mailed to or dropped off at Southgate Coins, 5032 S. Virginia St., Reno, NV 89502.
Details: mariesgate@sbcglobal.net or 775-322-4455.