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(Mental Floss)   Ever really notice the images on the back of the U.S. state quarters? See if you can identify more than a quarter   (mentalfloss.com) divider line 63
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2012-07-15 09:38:28 AM
A more full throttle quarters test: http://www.freeladders.com/quarters.php
 
2012-07-15 09:48:32 AM
God, I suck (70%).

What's worse, I was trying to collect them all and went farking crazy from trying to distinguish the mint marks (Is that a 'P' or a 'D'????) and figure out which of the quarters I had been collecting was in the best condition.

Anyway, I gave up collecting them after filling up the coin album I had bought the best I could. I took the rest to the bank and deposited them. I had nearly $200 worth of the damn things which is about 10 times the amount of Bicentennial quarters I collected as a kid (which I eventually spent on Centipede and Galaga).
 
2012-07-15 09:48:34 AM
75%. Not awful, I guess.
 
2012-07-15 09:53:14 AM
75%.
 
2012-07-15 09:57:57 AM
I got 12 right and I never paid much attention to them

/except I thought California's was lame
 
2012-07-15 09:59:16 AM
Missed four.
 
2012-07-15 10:22:52 AM
25%

Yeah. twenty.... five... percent.

I suck.
 
2012-07-15 10:45:28 AM
19/20... Brain fart with New Jersey
 
2012-07-15 12:26:42 PM

Vodka Zombie: 25%

Yeah. twenty.... five... percent.

I suck.


The quarters are a failure of design if it is not immediately obvious what state they came from, in my opinion.
 
2012-07-15 12:49:21 PM
18/20, although, if they'd all been on one page, I could've gone back and corrected an earlier wrong answer.
 
2012-07-15 12:49:55 PM
Score: 85% (17 out of 20)
 
2012-07-15 12:54:02 PM
14 out of 20. Figured out two more after I submitted them.
 
2012-07-15 01:14:49 PM
Score: 90% (18 out of 20)

I missed Nebraska and Montana.
 
2012-07-15 01:18:35 PM
Score: 50% (10 out of 20)


Suck it, losers
 
2012-07-15 01:29:40 PM
70%
 
2012-07-15 01:34:22 PM
If I were in charge, all quarters would have the image of a nipple on the back. Then we could express cost in nipples.

"Why so smelly, Ron? Didn't have enough nipples to do laundry this weekend?"
 
2012-07-15 01:52:05 PM
70%, significantly by luck.
 
2012-07-15 02:19:43 PM
Score: 45% (9 out of 20)
 
2012-07-15 02:28:36 PM
19/20. I confused Delaware's man on a horse with Wyoming's bucking horse and rider.
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2012-07-15 02:45:21 PM
Although I knew it was Connecticut and guessed it correctly, I always thought the image on that quarter represented the circulatory system of the kidney.
 
2012-07-15 02:49:37 PM

Paris1127: 19/20. I confused Delaware's man on a horse with Wyoming's bucking horse and rider.
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Because nothing says "Wyoming" like a tri-corn hat.

20/20 suckaz. I knows my state points of pride.
 
2012-07-15 02:50:56 PM
100%

/numismatist
 
2012-07-15 02:51:27 PM
60 percent. I suck. :(
 
2012-07-15 02:55:48 PM

vartian: The quarters are a failure of design if it is not immediately obvious what state they came from, in my opinion.


Well, the actual quarters include the state's name, so for the most part they are immediately obvious.

My favorites are the ones that are evocative of the state, without a bunch of trivia. Mississippi and Rhode Island are good examples. Bad ones look like a bunch of copy 'n' paste clipart, without and real theme. Florida, Tennessee, and Louisiana are bad this way. Anything with a state outline also shows dramatic laziness of design.
 
2012-07-15 03:01:50 PM
65%. Wrong: #'s 1, 3, 7, 8, 11, 13 and 16.
 
2012-07-15 03:05:30 PM

Vodka Zombie


25%

Yeah. twenty.... five... percent.

I suck.


So you got only one quarter right?
 
2012-07-15 03:18:53 PM
45% Geesh i thought i was doing much better than that.
83% on the Stallone one...Link
 
2012-07-15 03:39:03 PM

Happy Hours: God, I suck (70%).

What's worse, I was trying to collect them all and went farking crazy from trying to distinguish the mint marks (Is that a 'P' or a 'D'????) and figure out which of the quarters I had been collecting was in the best condition.

Anyway, I gave up collecting them after filling up the coin album I had bought the best I could. I took the rest to the bank and deposited them. I had nearly $200 worth of the damn things which is about 10 times the amount of Bicentennial quarters I collected as a kid (which I eventually spent on Centipede and Galaga).


I just got one of those map things and didn't worry about the mint.

Or the condition. Which was important to not worry about, because the map's holes were big enough to where the quarters would fit, but small enough to where the coins had to be applied to the map with a hammer.
 
2012-07-15 03:39:38 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: I got 12 right and I never paid much attention to them

/except I thought California's was lame


John Muir and Yosemite? Lame? What did you want? Nixon? Arnold Schwartzenegger? Mickey Mouse?
 
2012-07-15 03:40:39 PM
Oh, and I got 19/20. The only one I missed was Washington.
 
2012-07-15 03:42:32 PM

flaminio: 100%

/numismatist


I too got 20/20, no kidding. Was a numismatist as a kid and teen. Somewhat still as an adult.
 
2012-07-15 04:06:27 PM
11/20 and not American
 
2012-07-15 04:25:41 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: Paris1127: 19/20. I confused Delaware's man on a horse with Wyoming's bucking horse and rider.
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Because nothing says "Wyoming" like a tri-corn hat.

20/20 suckaz. I knows my state points of pride.


You have to look closely at Delaware to see it's a tri-corn. From a distance its shape could be that of a cowboy hat. Also, the Delaware coin lacked a sign saying that "Descent is the highest form of patriotic."
 
2012-07-15 04:28:45 PM

borg: Score: 45% (9 out of 20)


Me too....sigh.
 
2012-07-15 04:29:31 PM
19/20. Missed North Dakota
 
2012-07-15 05:01:11 PM
100%. Woohoo

It says the average score is 58%.

/how the heck do you get 25%? You should get 50% by blind chance.....
 
2012-07-15 05:12:42 PM
Just barely better than chance. Although I think making me figure out North Dakota versus South Dakota was a dick move.
 
2012-07-15 05:55:32 PM
19/20. Missed Maine. Felt all 'aw crap' when I got to the one that actually was Rhode Island.
 
2012-07-15 05:57:58 PM
75% at top speed.

csb
I got an invite to the Massachusetts quarter dedication ceremony in Boston from State Regent DAR MOM. Fife and Drum rock da house!
/csb

Waiting for:
"I only use my Diamond Encrusted Titanium Card" post
 
2012-07-15 06:26:27 PM

The5thElement: 19/20. Missed North Dakota


The same.

There was a site I went toa few years ago where you could rate the designs. It was a shiatty site and I wasted about an hour. Not sure if my ratings were even counted.
 
2012-07-15 06:45:07 PM

Fish in a Barrel: Just barely better than chance. Although I think making me figure out North Dakota versus South Dakota was a dick move.


especially because the southern Buffalo looks happy.
 
2012-07-15 06:52:00 PM
I got my own state wrong. Oh well

/California's really was stupid
//California isn't my state
 
2012-07-15 07:12:56 PM
I'd keep an eye on Hawai`i. You hear a lot of sucessionist talk from the red states, but who's actually had the balls to put a foreign head of state on their federally-minted quarter?
 
2012-07-15 07:21:58 PM

Gosling: Oh, and I got 19/20. The only one I missed was Washington.


I take it you've never been to Seattle to not know the mountain?
 
2012-07-15 07:51:27 PM

The5thElement: 19/20. Missed North Dakota


same here.
 
2012-07-15 08:02:46 PM
Your answer:
Louisiana
Correct answer:
Alabama (Alabama-born hero Helen Keller is shows here; the disguised banner at the bottom reads "Spirit of Courage.")

Well howinhell am I supposed to know that? She's got a dang BOOK in her lap. Maybe if they'd shown her hiding in an attic or something a guy could figure it out.

/11 out of 20
/I don't see money very often
 
2012-07-15 08:08:06 PM
13/20 or 65% (Ok subby out of the ones tested, I got more than a quarter. You owe me a beer.)

New Jersey and Delaware messed me up. I put Delaware for New Jersey thinking about the Delaware River, and then messed up on the one that was actually Delaware because I second guessed myself on that one when I shouldn't have. I could have had 14/20 or 70%. Or even 15/20 if I hadn't been an idiot with the New Jersey one.
 
2012-07-15 08:53:55 PM

47 is the new 42:
New Jersey and Delaware messed me up. I put Delaware for New Jersey thinking about the Delaware River, and then messed up on the one that was actually Delaware because I second guessed myself on that one when I shouldn't have. I could have had 14/20 or 70%. Or even 15/20 if I hadn't been an idiot with the New Jersey one.


Same. I was going fast and in my head "Delaware River" flashed and so i just picked Delaware.

/Delawho, Delawhat, Delaware?
 
2012-07-15 10:16:39 PM
18/20, and knew both of the ones I missed as soon as I answered (South Dakota has Mount Rushmore on it, and if the ships were supposed to be the Pilgrims it would have been one ship instead of three).
 
2012-07-15 10:22:43 PM
75%. Not bad considering I gave up on the stupid map thing.

I may get around to spending the $12.50 on the completed map on ebay.
 
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