Popeye CoinPOPEYE® the Sailor Man

Through the pen of cartoonist E.C. Segar, Popeye first found fame in the Thimble Theatre comic strip and in movies by chowing down on spinach and pummeling anyone who wouldn’t play fair – from Bluto to the Third Reich and Imperial Japan.

Proud to be just one sailor in the world’s mightiest Navy, Popeye is always ready to project his own power. Throw this down, echoing Popeye’s signature saying “I Yam What I Yam,” and you will win any challenge you face.

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©2012 King Features Syndicate, Inc. TM Hearst Holdings, Inc.

Northwest Territorial Mint: Insights & Ideas
Insights & Ideas
Hot Topic: Enamel Color? Coverage?

When enameling is chosen to provide color, a question arises over how much of the coin to cover and in what color. Colors are often dictated by the color of an emblem or badge or to enhance readability of lettering. Percentage of the coin to cover with enamel often becomes a matter of taste, with no firm rules.

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Vulcan, God of Fire and Iron

Northwest Territorial Mint: Did You Know?Vulcan, the Roman god of fire and iron was, more often than not, portrayed in coins with blacksmith tools or using them. This bust of Vulcan has the trademark tongs behind the head. The reverse has an eagle perched on a thunderbolt. Vulcan was not a frequent coin subject for the Romans, however.