Last week I asked, " On which U.S. coin or coins does the same person appear on both the obverse and reverse?"
John Mutch writes:
Abraham Lincoln is depicted on both the obverse and reverse of the Lincoln Memorial Cents.
Yossi Dotan writes:
George Washington appears on the reverse of the New Jersey statehood quarter dollar crossing the Delaware River standing at the bow of a troop-laden rowboat. The obverse features his portrait.
And let's not forget the South Dakota quarter, featuring Washington gazing down from Mt. Rushmore. John Mutch got that one and a few others I hadn't thought of. He adds:
The 1900 Lafayette commemorative dollar has the Marquis de Lafayette on both sides, the 1934-38 Daniel Boone Bicentennial half dollar has Boone on both sides, the 2003 First Flight Centennial dollar has Orville & Wilbur Wright on the obverse and (presumably) Orville Wright in the airplane on the reverse. Ditto with the gold eagle in that series. There may well be more examples with all of the commemoratives coming from the government's coin factories.
Bob Neale also hit on some of these. He writes:
I can only think of two or three: the Lincoln cent (with memorial statue showing on the reverse), the Boone bicentennials, and perhaps the Lafayette dollar.
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