American Revolution Bicentennial coins or, as they are called in the catalogs, "200th Anniversary - Independence of USA" coins are commemorative coins issued in the U.S. in 1975-76. Three different designs were struck on quarters, half-dollars and dollar coins.Continue Reading
The quarter has an image of the Revolutionary drummer boy, the half-dollar bore a picture of Independence Hall, and the Liberty Bell and the moon grace the dollar coins.
All the coins, which were made with copper-nickel, were in circulation. However, 40 percent silver-clad coins were minted for collectors too. Some cities also struck uncirculated versions of these commemorative coins.Learn more about Collecting
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Samuel Adams was a key figure in the American Revolution, and his main accomplishments were organizing the Boston Tea Party and signing the Declaration of Independence. He is known for being one of the original founding fathers of the United States. He served as a legislator in Massachusetts for nine years, and he founded Boston's committee of correspondence, which significantly improved how people communicated and coordinated during the Revolutionary War.Full Answer >
Thomas Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence, served as the third president of the United States, oversaw the Louisiana Purchase, supported the American Revolution, and served as governor of Virginia during the Revolutionary War. His "Notes on the State of Virginia" outlined the state's history, culture and geography.Full Answer >
Benjamin Franklin’s most prominent contributions during the American Revolution were helping to draft the Declaration of Independence and successfully negotiating an alliance with France. In 1776, Franklin was on the five-member committee that helped craft the Declaration of Independence. Later that year, Congress sent Franklin to France and he gained their support against the English. The French agreed to provide soldiers, supplies and money for the colonial war effort.Full Answer >