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!