Mark’s Musings About Mint Marks

1922 "Plain" Lincoln Cent

1922 “Plain” Lincoln Cent, Little or No Trace of the D Mint Mark Visible

Did you ever wonder about that little “letter” below the date of obverse side of coins (or found on the reverse of some series)? That “letter” is better known as the “mint mark” designating the origin of the Official Mints or branches where the coin was actually minted (ie., Philadelphia, Denver San Francisco, West Point for modern era coinage and Carson City, Nevada, Charlotte, North Carolina, Dahlonega, Georgia, New Orleans, Louisiana, Washington, D.C.; and even in Manila, Philippines for historical coinage of days past).      Perhaps some background information is needed here…


Walt Disney’s Pinocchio Trivia

Vintage Wooden Pinocchio Puppet on Strings

In honor of the Pinocchio collectables we have in the Sept 21st catalog we have found some fun bits of trivia to share:

 1) The 1940 Walt Disney animated film was based on the story The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi.   It was the second film in the Walt Disney Animated Classics, and was made after the success of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs; it was released to theaters by RKO Radio Pictures on February 7, 1940.

2) The scenes of the woodlands and the forest fire were later used in Bambi (1942).

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3) In the pool game on Pleasure Island, the yellow 1-ball turns into a red 3-ball.
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4) When Pinocchio becomes entangled with the dancing marionettes, two extra marionettes suddenly appear.
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5) When trying to free Pinocchio from Stromboli’s cage, Jiminy Cricket takes his jacket and hat off and put them on the padlock. In a later scene, they are no longer there.
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6) Actress Evelyn Venable provided the speaking voice for the character of the Blue Fairy; however, she is perhaps best recognized as the live-action model for the Columbia Pictures trademark.
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