Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Garlicus, Mar 16, 2018.
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Sounds like they're talking one for each state.
Sandra Day O'Connor
Lady Bird Johnson
What happens if 2 states claim the same woman?
So if people in general are ignorant about contributions of women from their own state (and others), what's wrong with a little educational opportunity?
I mean, I didn't recognize most of the national parks, either, and now I'm aware of some that I otherwise still might not have heard about.
I totally agree but me, I'm at quarter overload now. Maybe a set of bronze medals and returning the reverse of the quarter back to the eagle. Or try a series on the reverse of the one dollar bill with a some "REAL" engraving? Or use the half dollar with a bigger space to work with for a more detailed design not crowded into such a small space. Just thinking out loud.
The silver dollar sized Military medals packaged with the 1918 centennial of the Great War sold 8-15K at $100 for the pack of two. Who will commit to 56x $50 over a decade? Look at the tail off in the Prez dollar / 1st spouse series.
The half doesn't circulate.
So the largest canvas we have that does circulate is the quarter. And I just can't imagine what it will look like if you try to put a recognizable portrait and a couple of images of the person's accomplishment(s).
It's bad enough on automobile license plates. If you can see the oil derrick on a Texas plate you're too blasted close.
@Burton Strauss III I agree, the half does not circulate, but this is because of the vending industry not willing to do the change over needed to accept this coin. They did not seem to have a problems with switching to accept dollar coins and install note readers. Has the Mint ever had a serious sit down with them and discuss this? If they did do this change over it would be a boon for the Mint in making more halves for circulation, adding profits to their bottom line. The medals I also agree on, very few people buy them. But if an attractive set were produced, say a set of ten each year at an attractive and reasonable price, this might spark interest in numismatics in a new way as the State quarters did and would be great for album makers, TPG's and the numismatic community as a whole. Just thinking in a positive way and being hopeful I guess. And using the one dollar bill might restart collecting in a different way. Guess I'm just tired of seeing the same ole same ole stuff. Plus I would like possible younger collectors to jump on the wagon and take off from where we oldsters leave off. I'll admit it's wishful thinking.
tl;dr - lots of interest at first, tailed off by the end of the series. It's still cheap to collect from face/circulation upto maybe $500 for highest grade proofs. None of the subsequent series have generated the same interest level.
Also, the kids who collected the 50SQ are now in their 20s and not interested in anything other than their iPhones.
The problem was over kill. It was good at first, and more isn't always better.
There won't be much interest in famous American women on coins.
But off the top of my head, (besides Martha W., Abigail A., Dolley M., Jackie O. etc.) Harriet Tubman, Amelia Earhart, Babe Didrikson, plenty in entertainment, Katherine Hepburn, Meryl Streep, Judy Garland, Lucille Ball, Martha Graham.
Cranking out 800 million Harriet Tubman's creates less interest than if these circulating coins were only produced in the 20-30 million area. We don't need 5 billion new quarters a year. There are plenty in circulation now.
Colorized disks are gimmicky tokens in my opinion. They are not real coins.
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