Fri 2 Jun, 2023 08:48 am
Who would you want to become the new faces on US coins and money? Even if for limited minting runs?
Latest coin news:
Edith Kanaka'ole is the first Hawaiian woman to grace a U.S. quarter
The way the country's going I think we need something like this:
At the end of the 20th Century there was a BBC programme about the Greatest Briton with viewers voting on their choices.
The last ten had a programme devoted to them with a celebrity endorser. I remember Shakespeare, Brunel and Elizabeth I making the last 10, (along with Princess Diana, who wouldn't get a mention now,) but the winner was Winston Churchill.
America did a similar exercise and came up with Ronald Reagan, when Briton's were asked who they thought the greatest American was they said Homer Simpson.
Personally I would go for FDR, but ax he's a president he's most likely already on currency.
Failing that how about someone like H L Mencken, if nothing else he's a wonderful source of quotations?