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23 Apr 2020

2020 Women's Suffrage Dollar and Medal Designs

| Well worn Copper

The U.S. Mint has released the final designs for the 2020 Women's Suffrage Commemorative Silver Dollar as well as the Silver medal. By the looks of the dollar this coin will be an artistic disappointment after the success of the 2019 Apollo 11 designs. There's quite a bit going on with the reverse design, too much in fact, and it reminds me of a hippie rock concert poster from the 60's. The obverse is alright, but it annoys me whenever I see $1 used on coinage instead of One Dollar...using $1 cheapens the coin's value and should be reserved for tokens. As for the silver medal, it features a strong obverse and should do well. The artistic energy that went into the medal appears to be a sign that the mint is moving towards improving it's medal series since the commemoratives have lately not had a good track record. Case in point was the beautiful 225th mint anniversary Liberty medal, compared to the 2017 Boy's Town and Loin's Club commems. Win some, lose some, I guess. Perhaps it's time to take a good look at the mint's medallic offerings, at least from an art perspective.

Comments

user_7180

Level 5

I agree with all the comments thus far. These designs are just way to busy and lack eye appeal which might otherwise give citizens pause to review and reflect.

World_Coin_Nut

Level 5

Well, I agree to a certain point. While they are not the best designs in my eyes, I wouldn't want to have to please all of the people involved in order to get a design approved.

Mike

Level 7

How many were woman on the commitee in Washington? They gave the approval.?

Long Beard

Level 5

I couldn't agree more. Both sides are way over thought, not to mentioned crowded. But to avoid complete negativity, I like where the artist is coming from with an Art Deco inspired reverse.

Mike

Level 7

Obverse i agree. I dont get it to busy who designs these things. im seroius. You want to do something right for the women then get a scupture with a reputation. The woman deserve better. I always said next to every good man stands a good woman. There here they do our jobs as good as.us . This is the best they came up with. Well i hope.i get my proof set in time. Look at the virus its the nurses the female E.M.T. There on the front line and trying to keep a family together. There catching it. It shouldnt say citizans it should say woman. I give up. . This is an honor. It does look like a 60's rock group. Why they have to do better than this. Im sorry i just dont like it. As a.token i would. This is my opiion Many will like this and buy it. Dont they deserve better? Serious i dont mean to offend anyone . But i would be if i was a woman.

Golfer

Level 5

Looks kind of kewl to me. Not a big fan anymore of mint products. I enjoy the older commemoratives by the mint. Buying current products from the mint at high prices isnt my interest. Going to stick with old coins, and my new interest in so called dollars or medals.

Mokie

Level 6

I guess they're going for a ballot box on the reverse but man, is it a crazy looking ballot box. I do like the obverse, but the medal seems overly simplistic, I get it, women have to break the glass ceiling but I think there might have been a better way to illustrate that point. Anyway, at least they're trying with artistic infusion.

Longstrider

Level 6

Coin looks like a cartoon. It does look like an old 60's rock poster. I wonder if it will come in day-glow? Can you tell I was there? The medal has an excellent obverse. A lot going on in the reverse. My opinion. Thanks.

Long Beard

Level 5

Sorry, but they're not including a black light with each order.

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