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Huskers Illustrated Set of 7

updated 5/2/03


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      This is the set of seven coins of the University Mint Collection that were issued by Huskers Illustrated.  The set was liquidated by Huskers Illustrated in 1991 and included the following coins: (info by Jeff Shrives and Kevin Henry - thanks!).

     Additionally, according to Jyme Kuckar of Lincoln, the University never officially sanctioned the coins.  Production was initially set for a total of 20 coins, but was cut short.  A wooden display case (shown below) was also issued with the set.  It had a red velvet lining with spots for all 20 coins.    (Thanks for the info, Jyme!)

#1 - 1980 Season Highlights
10-2
Sun Bowl Champions
31-Miss. St-17
2d Big Eight
7th Nationally
MVP Jarvis Redwine

#2 - National Champions
The Best
Back-to-Back Seasons
A Combined Record of
24-0-1
in 1970 and 1971 Brought NU
Two National Championships
1970-1971

#3 - Tom Osborne 1980
Eight Years
15 Wins, 20 Losses, 2 Ties
8 Times in Top Ten
8 Bowl Appearances (5-3)
1978 National Coach-of-the-Year
Coached 18 All-Americans

#4 - Best Record in 70's
No Other University Did It!
The Huskers, Starting With
National Titles in 1970 & 1971,
Finished in Top Ten Every Year
Of The Decade, Overall Record:
99 Wins, 20 Losses, 4 Ties

#5 - Huskers Route Sooners
No surprises this year.
The Huskers blew OU away
behind Mauer, Rozier and 
Craig.  Huskers had it all
their way!

#6 - 1981 Season Highlights
9-3
Big Eight Champions
Orange Bowl
9th Nationally
Turner Gill MVP

#7 - 1982 Season Highlights
12-1
Big Eight Champions
Orange Bowl Champs
21-LSU-20
3d Nationally
MVP Turner Gill

 

 The last coin at left is a dull metal version of coin #5 above. Not sure if is was a second version or if this happens to be representative of what is underneath the gold layering on the others.  Anyone who knows, please let us know.

 

 

 

 At left is the felt-covered wooden display that was designed to hold the 20 coin set.  The photo is from Glenn Gloster, whom I purchased it from.  Thanks, Glenn!

 

 

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