A coin for every president


Per the request of Laura k to leave a political post, here’s one:

Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky wants to replace Alexander Hamilton with Ronald Reagon on the $10 bill, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif) wants Reagan on the $20, and Rep. Jeff Miller (R-Fla.) prefers to replace John F. Kennedy on the 50-cent piece with the Gipper.

Why not just make a forty-cent piece to feature our 40th president? That way you can pay your highway tolls with a Reagon.

Let’s not stop there. How about a coin for each president? The penny would have George Washington. The two-cent piece for our 2nd president, John Adams. A 19-cent piece for Rutherford B. Hayes.

The positives so outweight the negatives:

Postives:

* Americans forced to learn our nation’s history

* Boon for coin collectors

* Pay EXACT change with just ONE coin.

* It’s fun

* America will learn math–“Well I got a 13-cent Milllard Fillmore and a 29-cent Harding…”

Negatives:

* A little confusing. But look at what we learn!

And of course, all these coins would have to different sizes and thicknesses. Let’s make the coin of our heaviest president, the 332 pound William Howard Taft, to be the size of a dinner plate. Not only it be a Supersize Me coin, but you could eat dinner off it too!

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laura k.
laura k.
19 years ago

it’s illegal to make your own money. i’m pretty sure of this.

laura k.
laura k.
19 years ago

oh, this is a political post? thanks spud! but … didn’t Alexander Hamilton kill Aaron Burr in a duel – am i right about this? that murder has got to be worse than anything Reagan ever did. but i don’t think the idea of replacing Kennedy will fly. i don’t think creating new coins will “force” people to learn history. can anyone name [without looking”> the presidents on the current coinage/bills? all of them? i can’t, and i’m a pretty smart cookie.

laura k.
laura k.
19 years ago

can we use your money to pay for stuff? can we buy your art with it?

Wolfen M
19 years ago

Hamilton didn’t kill Burr, Burr killed Hamilton. Don’t you remember that “Got Milk” commercial with the guy in the museum? …

laura k.
laura k.
19 years ago

um, no.

crissy
19 years ago

All interesting thoughts here . . . But the name is spelled Reagan, with an A. :o)

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