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Rated: E · Book · Educational · #2105953
One hundred facts that are interesting but ultimately useless.
#905049 added February 20, 2017 at 3:06pm
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Peter the Eagle
Peter the Eagle
- currency / history -

A bald eagle named Peter lived in the Philadelphia Mint from 1830 until 1836, when he suffered a fatal accident from a coin press. He was commemorated as the reverse-side image on silver dollars from 1836 to 1839, and his taxidermied remains are still displayed at the Mint today.


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