Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by Christopher290, Jan 20, 2020.
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It being timed on today is purely coincidence. it is a day off from work, and as i’ve been busy all weekend, today is the first day i’ve been able to find time for this. just because it is in my possession does not mean that I agree with the nature of it, but please remember that it is history no matter if we like it or not. As a collector of many types of coins and tokens, i’m just wondering what year it might be from, and the value of it.
would this be a piece to give to a museum? this is why i’m asking, as i genuinely have no clue what to do with it.
Honestly not sure if most would take it. Probably depends on how they curate their collections.
Take a hammer to it.
destroying history makes us repeat it. i feel like that is extremely closed minded
thank you for being an actual response to my question. i’ve seen this coin, but i can’t find anything about the one that i have. pieces of history like this have always intrigued me.
i found this very interesting! i had no clue about this half dollar. thank you for this read.
internment of tens of thousands of American citizens of Japanese ancestry.)
Coin Talk article's final paragraph pretty much sez it all:
"So it is not hard to see why Stone Mountain became a shrine to Klansmen throughout the U.S.. Many members of the Confederate army and the original KKK were inextricably connected. However difficult it might be for present-day collectors to accept, historically it is almost impossible to separate the Klan from the concept, funding and creation of the Confederate memorial at Stone Mountain and its commemorative coin."
Unfortunately, Taste is indisputable,
Anyone advocating destroying any object just because of what what someone did is no more than old fashioned book burners. No OBJECT performed the acts you despise, just like no book wrote itself. Objects are objects. They should be preserved and used for education.
If the OP had posted this item and praised its message, then I could see why people would get riled up, just like if I posted a Ghengis Khan coin and advocated treating people today like he did. The OP didn't. He posted an object about a group of people with despicable opinions, and I think today is a fine day to show what some people think and how they were wrong, and how MLK helped the country overcome such nonsense.
While I agree that all of those things were awful, I don't think any of them, with the exception of Jackson probably, existed for the sole purpose of "racial supremacy". But what do I know... I'm not a "Good Ole Boy"
IMHO, That's perfectly understandable.
Really OLD good ol' boy,
I wouldn't be surprised if the Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia in Big Rapids, Michigan already has a few of these tokens. Their tagline is "Using Objects of Intolerance to Teach Tolerance and Promote Social Justice." You could check with them on donations, but, as their homepage says, it sounds like donations of material have really increased recently.
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