OT: "why" question about $50 Pan-Pac octagonals

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DHalladay
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OT: "why" question about $50 Pan-Pac octagonals

Post by DHalladay » Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:06 pm

Does anyone know why these were made with edge reeding?

I sort of understand why they're on the round coins, but it's a feature that strikes me as pointless on the octagonals.
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Re: OT: "why" question about $50 Pan-Pac octagonals

Post by lioncutter » Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:03 pm

If I remember correctly, the octagon shape of the 1915 Pan Pac was said to emulate the Kellogg & Co. gold octagon slugs made in the 19th century that was not considered legal tender. The 19th century slugs made by Kellogg had a reeded edge as well. Not sure if that answers the question or not.
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Re: OT: "why" question about $50 Pan-Pac octagonals

Post by DHalladay » Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:10 pm

lioncutter wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:03 pm
If I remember correctly, the octagon shape of the 1915 Pan Pac was said to emulate the Kellogg & Co. gold octagon slugs made in the 19th century that was not considered legal tender. The 19th century slugs made by Kellogg had a reeded edge as well. Not sure if that answers the question or not.

Thanks for the information! That explains it in my opinion.
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