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30 Sep 2020

Coin Thoughts #102 by "SUN"

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WHY NOT?


There has been discussions in coin publications on what will happen to the quarter design after the "America the Beautiful" program ends in 2021. Congress has not mandated a new quarter program, so there is talk about going back to the 1932-1998 design of the quarter.


Why not have a totally new design. The mint can do this with out congressional approval since it has been more than 25 years for the Washington Quarter design.


I would like to see a "Liberty Head" design, representing our Liberties and Freedoms we enjoy in this country. A stately eagle on the reverse would add class to the coin. WHY NOT?

Comments

Stumpy

Level 5

Golfer I am afraid that you are correct. Everything is Politically correct these days, why not coins? As for youth sports, Americans with disabilities, give me a break. I have physical disabilities due to my service but do I want flipping coins with disabled sports figures on it.....in case your curious the answer is NO! As for all the other groups and individuals we want to "Celebrate" by placing their likeness on a coin, I say put em on a commemorative, not a general circulation coin, because some of them are neat and I would purchase a commemorative coin while not wanting the theme on a circulating coin. As many of you are aware, I am not the only one complaining about the lack of imagination and art being pushed on collectors, The Mint is a part of the Government, and suddenly no one seems to care if a coin will be popular or sell, we want to be Politically correct instead. OK, go ahead and lets see what the sales and demand will be for a collection of causes, not coins. I will probably stop buying new coins and keep purchasing "Classic" coins. Wow, sorry bout the soap box. Nuff Said.

Long Beard

Level 5

To remove the very symbol of our freedom from a denomination which it has graced since 1796 is boarder line sacrilege. Why not is a question best left to the Dali Lama since no one in the collecting community could explain. The top tear officials at the mint, the treasury and Congress just never seem to get it. . But I agree with your ideas completely.

Mokie

Level 6

According to a Coin World article, the Congress has passed fairly comprehensive legislation affecting our nation's coinage going forward. The Senate has not yet taken up the Bill but here are the highlights. Circulating quarter dollars honoring women to be issue from 2022 through 2025. ➤ Circulating coins in multiple denominations in 2026 celebrating the U.S. semiquincentennial. ➤ Circulating quarter dollars from 2027 through 2030 celebrating youth sports. ➤ Redesigned half dollars from 2027 through 2030 with reverses celebrating sports performed by individuals with disabilities. ➤ Medals with the same designs as the coins celebrating youth sports and sports for the disabled. ➤ Award medals for the 2028 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. ➤ Silver bullion coins with the same designs as all of the quarter dollars and half dollars authorized from 2022 through 2030, in the now standard 5-ounce size and in “fractional sizes.”

CentSearcher

Level 5

After jumping between state quarters and ATB quarters so quickly, I am ready for a long lasting design now. I would definitely like for them to use some of the older liberty head designs, or really anything else related to some of those earlier designs.

Mike

Level 7

I have heard that t!hey will follow up on an animal series. One from each state. I don't know what they will do. I hope they don't blow it. If they come with animals I'm out. They might be nice for collecting but not as circulation.. I don't like the state seals. Why people.will collect there own state the innovation dollar.

Kepi

Level 6

Great blog! Yes, lets do something different...go back to a more Classic design???

Golfer

Level 5

Coin designs might go political. Socially and politically correct designs with an emphasis on certain social topics? No more eagles and past presidents ?

TheNumisMaster

Level 5

That would be AWESOME. I also look forward to the deleware crossing design plan, but it would be really cool to see them bust out some old designs like the standing liberty, or maybe even a stella design. Cheers, NumisMaster

I saw that the CCAC approved a design to have Washington cross the Delaware, no word on what the other side will be.

I. R. Bama

Level 5

@ Nub...... New York?? LOL OHHHH you mean the coin!!!

Longstrider

Level 6

Both great ideas. Does anybody but us coin nerds even care? I hope for a nice new design but don't have much hope for one. Thanks.

I. R. Bama

Level 5

I would like to see the 50 state seals, but I like your idea too!

"SUN"

Level 5

Another good idea.

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