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#5404517 - 01/27/12 04:24 PM WEEK #503 Musical Instruments & Money Enthusiasts!!!!
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Q: Give the specific musical instrument being played by Ceres/Fame on the face of the $20 note issued by the state of North Carolina on March 1, 1862.



Good luck everyone & have a great weekend!

Our first place winner will receive a coupon for 1 note graded under the Standard grading tier. (You must have an active account with PMG, call PMG for details) There will also be a runner up prize given to a randomly selected player with the correct answer.


REMINDER: The Numisma-Quest ends on Saturday at midnight EST. Entries after that time will not be valid. See the Trivia info post for more details.

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#5404521 - 01/27/12 04:26 PM Re: WEEK #503 Musical Instruments & Money Enthusiasts!!!! [Re: Dana G]
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Violin

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#5404616 - 01/27/12 05:03 PM Re: WEEK #503 Musical Instruments & Money Enthusiasts!!!! [Re: Dana G]
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Gabriel's Horn?
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#5404621 - 01/27/12 05:06 PM Re: WEEK #503 Musical Instruments & Money Enthusiasts!!!! [Re: Dana G]
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Gramapone??

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#5404635 - 01/27/12 05:11 PM Re: WEEK #503 Musical Instruments & Money Enthusiasts!!!! [Re: Dana G]
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trumpet
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#5404666 - 01/27/12 05:29 PM Re: WEEK #503 Musical Instruments & Money Enthusiasts!!!! [Re: Dana G]
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Dang I thought it was just a Horn.
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#5404683 - 01/27/12 05:38 PM Re: WEEK #503 Musical Instruments & Money Enthusiasts!!!! [Re: Dana G]
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trumpet

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#5404707 - 01/27/12 05:51 PM Re: WEEK #503 Musical Instruments & Money Enthusiasts!!!! [Re: Dana G]
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it is a "herald."
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#5404783 - 01/27/12 06:34 PM Re: WEEK #503 Musical Instruments & Money Enthusiasts!!!! [Re: Dana G]
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The Horn of Plenty.

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#5404788 - 01/27/12 06:36 PM Re: WEEK #503 Musical Instruments & Money Enthusiasts!!!! [Re: Dana G]
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Central vignette of Goddess Ceres flying to left and blowing horn.
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#5404879 - 01/27/12 07:22 PM Re: WEEK #503 Musical Instruments & Money Enthusiasts!!!! [Re: Dana G]
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I will guess it is a horn of plenty!
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#5405025 - 01/27/12 08:30 PM Re: WEEK #503 Musical Instruments & Money Enthusiasts!!!! [Re: Dana G]
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I think that it's a straight bugle.

My first thought was 'sacbut' but that's a predecessor of the trombone.

The instrument represented has no valves or a slide or holes of any sort so it must be a bugle of some sort.

P.S. I have a music degree and I'm having trouble with this one. I may be over-analyzing it.
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#5407478 - 01/28/12 11:19 PM Re: WEEK #503 Musical Instruments & Money Enthusiasts!!!! [Re: Dana G]
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Trumpet.
Looks to be a Caroling Type.

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#5410213 - 01/30/12 08:55 AM Re: WEEK #503 Musical Instruments & Money Enthusiasts!!!! [Re: MercuryMan]
Dana G Moderator Offline
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Q: Give the specific musical instrument being played by Ceres/Fame on the face of the $20 note issued by the state of North Carolina on March 1, 1862.




A: Herald trumpet


Correction:

Great job everyone and congratulations to our winner mhardin and our runner up's mattcorbett2003 and ritter.

Don't forget to stop by this Friday for NGC's question





Edited by Dana G (01/30/12 01:59 PM)

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