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03 Sep

Bring Liberty back

| CERGRADER

I recently saw an article about bringing back the Liberty themed coinage.
I LOVE the idea of having Lady Liberty back whether seated, standing,  walking, statue of, capped bust of, flowing hair...all of it.
I would rather have it circulate that way instead of just a commemorative issue in conjunction with our current coinage.
The kennedy has run its course, the Roosevelt dime has run  its course, the Jefferson nickel,  the lincoln penny, the president dollars and the washington quarters.
To me it's perfect timing to rekindle interest in the numismatic hobby and to help bring in old school values so much needed I  the U.S. right now.
I am curious to your thoughts as the voice of the collecting community.
I look forward to responses.

Comments

user_4542

Level 4

Yeah I think its time to retire Kennedy, Washington, and the others. ( IN my opinion, I would keep sacagawea because she ie newer.) It could have the year it was minted on the front and the year that it was originally stopped!

CERGRADER

Level 4

Great comments. I agree there is a lot of political pressure. My be people like us rallying and pushing the other direction can talk sense into them. Symbolistic representation suits me better than politically based coinage. Most commemorative coin ideas are getting on my nerves. I LOVE the San Francisco mint, the military medals, coins like that but I don't agree with a lot of what has been put out with specific political figures.

LNCS

Level 3

Way too much political pressure to keep things the way they are. We should have never went down the dark road of putting real people on circulating coinage, and now we will never be able to change them to what they should be.

coinsbygary

Level 4

I'm for anything that will reinvigorate interest in our national coinage. That said, I am partial to the classic designs. I'm waiting to see if the mint is still considering commemoratives based on the gorgeous Panama-Pacific Exposition coins next year!

user_9998

Level 4

To read about the bill (H. R. 2535), visit http://news.coinupdate.com/bill-seeks-circulating-coins-celebrating-american-liberty-2062/

CERGRADER

Level 4

I will look for the article and share the link here tomorrow.

user_9998

Level 4

Hear Hear! I wholeheartedly agree! What designs do you think they will come up with? Write to your congressmen/women and ask them to support this bill!