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:
* 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…”
* 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!
Maybe I should make dollar bills with each president on them. And then I can sell them like those novelty dollar bills.
it’s illegal to make your own money. i’m pretty sure of this.
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.
Copies must be larger than 150 percent of the note size, or less than 75 percent of the note size. But this isn’t even a copy. It will be their own money in their own right. But i would make them bigger just in case.
can we use your money to pay for stuff? can we buy your art with it?
But kennedy won’t be replaced on his coin. Because he will be featured on the 35-cent coin. Take that with a Lincoln, and you got 51 cents. Enough to buy two Little Debbie snacks with tax! You can try to use this presidential paper money to pay stuff. But I ain’t no responsible for no good actions that will follow.
Hamilton didn’t kill Burr, Burr killed Hamilton. Don’t you remember that “Got Milk” commercial with the guy in the museum? …
the soap opera of our presidents!
All interesting thoughts here . . . But the name is spelled Reagan, with an A. :o)