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30 Aug 2021

What New Commemorative Coins Would You Like to See?

| I. R. Bama

I got to thinking about the state of our commemorative coins. Well I would like to see a Theodore Roosevelt on a coin.


I also think that Ernest Hemingway would be an excellent subject for a coin. He's one of America's best writers, expressing his experiences as an outdoorsman and in combat. If you ever read the Nick Adams stories or Islands In The Stream I'm sure you would agree.


Mark Twain would be a good subject, but he's probably going to be a victim of cancel culture in the near future, so I doubt that coin will see the light of day.


George W Patton, one of our best generals, would make a great coin as would Douglas Macarthur. Eisenhower (as President) and Ronald Reagan are also deserving subjects, along with Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr and Babe Ruth.


Here's a curve ball for you: Rush Limbaugh. Why? Not because of his politics but because of the 47 million he raised for trying to find a cure for Leukemia and other non solid tumor cancers. He also donated well over 5 million personally to that cause, Tunnels to Towers and the Marine Corps and Law Enforcement charity.


As far as artists, I would like to see an Andrew Wyeth coin and Winslow Homer.

Who would you like to see?

Comments

TheNumisMaster

Level 5

That would be awesome! Me being me, Id love to see a commemorative for the US Coast Gaurd. Most people do even acknowledge them as part of the Miliatry!

I. R. Bama

Level 5

That would be an important coin!

Anakin104

Level 4

i would want to obtain some baseball commeratives with maybe Hank Aaron, Chipper Jones, or a Atlanta Braves coin because i like the Braves! I would like to see some great baseball heroes, maybe Nolan Ryan, Barry Bonds and maybe some basketball one with Kevin Garnett, David Robinson, some other Dream TEAM members , the list goes on

thatcoinguy

Level 5

I think there should be a commen series on influential numismatists! Victor David Brenner, R.S. Yeoman, the list goes on and on!

Kepi

Level 6

Hmmm... State Quarter Commemoratives... Flowers or Fauna. It must be florist in me talking... ; ) haha

Long Beard

Level 5

All of the coinage designs since 1792, in their original size and compositions with the only change being the date of issue. This would easily fall under the same quarter program format. The mint could also release selected business strikes in conjunction with current coinage, say a Liberty Head nickel and the Jefferson. Image how many new collectors these would draw.

I. R. Bama

Level 5

Brilliant idea!

Longstrider

Level 6

Mark Twain is already on a coin. I messed up there and I have this coin. Oh well. Getting old.

Mr. Monetary

Level 3

My dad and grandfather were both in the military, so I think coins commemorating the 4(or 5) branches of the military would be very interesting.

I. R. Bama

Level 5

Also excellent choices

I. R. Bama

Level 5

Bob Dylan on a coin would be great. He's the Poet Laureate of our entire lifetime in my opinion. Can you think of a situation where you can't find a lyric that fits something he wrote? I cannot!

Longstrider

Level 6

Ya know, I thought about this before I read your blog. My choice was Mark Twain/Samuel Clemens. I agree that in these sick times it would not be a go. To bad. I like your idea of state seals but I doubt I would collect all of them. Just me. To be honest I would like to see the mint take a break on new coins. We sure could use some nice ones. Most new releases bore me. I do like the new Type 2 eagles. Ike was already on a dollar. I know, how about Trump. That would get people talking. Yeah, I vote Trump, again! I got one. One we never hear from anymore. How about "Stormin'" Norman Schwarzkopf? For you YN's he is the hero of Gulf War V.1.

It's Mokie

Level 6

I think I would like to see more wildlife on coins. Lobsters for Maine, Deer for Pennsylvania, Wolves for Wyoming, Manatees for Florida, etc etc etc. All on Half Dollars? That would work for me.

I. R. Bama

Level 5

That would be very cool!

Mike

Level 7

I'm sorry Harriet Tubman was supposed to go on the twenty dollar bill.. There was allot of talk. We thought it would happen but it was voted no!. Remember you put a person on a coin it has to be a commen . Patton would make wonderful commen!

Mike

Level 7

I agree. The Mint has changed allot of designers. They have to be better than what we have. But the mint doesn't decide who goes on the coins. The Treasury Department does. Then Congress . There all great picks. They are not known for change. They have changed reverses. Even the type 2 obverse has changed for counterfeit purposes . It's designed so much like the original Walking Liberty. I think there are five changes in the obverse. Unfortunately we can't and don't decide who goes on what. There in lies the problem.

Golfer

Level 5

So many choices . Maybe some lesser known people from each state. A state commemorative honoring a more local heroe? Maybe a 50 state commemorative series in 50 cent halfs? Possibilities are endless. If we can have quarters with all 50 states, anything goes.

I. R. Bama

Level 5

Really good idea! I would also like to see state seals on the reverse of those half dollars

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