Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Money Madness II

Conspiracy theories and coins.  Once was not enough?   In 1946 the U. S. Mint released our familiar Franklin Delano Roosevelt dime, soon after Roosevelt's death.  They picked the dime because of FDR's support for the March of Dimes.  What a warm, kindly gesture.  Until you look at the initials under the portrait.  JS!  Shudder!  Rumor was JS stood for Joseph Stalin!  Once again the Mint has been infiltrated by... an artist.  The initials stand for the name of engraver John Sinnock.  Insidious, isn't it? 

Source: The Numismatist 2/1965 p. 188

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