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16 May 2022

Why Do People Call the U.S. Cent “Penny?” and the 2023 American Women Quarter Honorees!

| CheerioCoins

People call the U.S. cent "penny" a lot when that's not the actual term. I've seen blogs here with the usage of the word penny and even a thing on the U.S. mints kids page titled "penny". I'm not blaming them since most people use the term "penny". I decided to dig in to find out why. The reason is because in the colonial ages, the British penny's were circulating in the U.S. Many people would use the term "penny" for U.S. cents because the of the British penny's. I found that quite fascinating.


In other news, the honorees for theAmerican Women Quarters™ have been released. The first design is Bessie Coleman who I am familiar with. She was the first African American and Native American woman pilot. She was a great one too! The second design isJovita Idar who I was not familiar with. She was a Mexican American activist who wanted Mexican Americans to be more respected and to have a better future.Edith Kanakaʻole is the third honoree and was one I was also not familiar with. She was a Hawaiian composer and teacher, who sought out to help Hawaiian culture, history, and traditions alive, since they were dying down.


The fourth honoree is the very well known Eleanor Roosevelt, who I'm very familiar with and who has many coins with her depicted on them. She was a First Lady ot Franklin Delano Roosevelt and was a leader. She advocated for the respect and needs of the poor, disadvantaged, and minorities. She worked for lots of human rights. Finally Maria Tallcheif who is yet another Native American I had no idea about. She is the third Native American who is on or soon to be on the Women quarters which I think is cool. She was America's first prima ballerina and showed that Native Americans could be great too. I will put the pictures of all of the design winners so you can see the possible designs. My favorite design nominee is the Bessie Coleman design at the top row, third design. It really appealed to me and I hope it wins.


Thanks for reading my blog and have a great day!


CheerioCoins

Comments

Rebelfire76

Level 4

I’m still trying to get the 2022 honorees collected, lol. I knew the mint had released the names of the honorees, but other than Eleanor Roosevelt, I’m not exactly familiar with any of the other women. So, I definitely appreciate the information. Looking forward to the final design selections.

Mal_ANA_YN

Level 5

Past history and history being made. Great to collect and own a part of it.

Kepi

Level 6

Nice blog! Enjoyed it very much! ; )

CheerioCoins

Level 5

Thanks!

It's Mokie

Level 6

It's a great program that I am happily collecting along with all the other quarters since 1999. Thanks for giving us a preview of the future issues.

CheerioCoins

Level 5

Yup!

Longstrider

Level 6

Nice blog Cheerios. I like that you are thinking and asking questions. Keep it up and you will do well in like. I kind of like most of the proposed designs That is a miracle for me. Good work. Keep asking questions. Thanks.

CheerioCoins

Level 5

Your welcome!

AC coin$

Level 6

Great information . Good World.

Mike

Level 7

Thanks for a very informative blog. Great research. And your right the British made penny's. My set of Coventry tokens are made up of half penny's! . I enjoyed it very much thanks!!

CheerioCoins

Level 5

Your welcome!

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