Redesigning Coins & Currency with CoinTalk members

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by ddddd, Jan 27, 2021.

  1. ddddd

    ddddd Member

    If we are to redesign all the coins and currency, why not feature the stars of CoinTalk? :D
    Let's hear your suggestions of who goes where and why.
     
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  3. ddddd

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    I'll start with a few ideas:

    @Lehigh96 will be my choice for the nickel as he is the first one I think of when it comes to that denomination....plus we can save a lot of expenses if we use his avatar as the design. :p

    @robec is my pick for the cent...this one has more contenders but he stands out for me

    @GDJMSP gets the main spot on the $100 by being the elder statesman of the forum
     
  4. thomas mozzillo

    thomas mozzillo Supporter! Supporter

    @Peter T Davis On the $20. What other site re our hobby beats Coin Talk?
     
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  5. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    Totally appropriate. After all, he did teach Ben Franklin everything that he knows!
     
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  6. GDJMSP

    GDJMSP Numismatist Moderator

    Well not everything Randy. I always was much better with the ladies than he was :cool:
     
  7. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    Now that is saying somethin'!!
     
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  8. Lehigh96

    Lehigh96 Toning Enthusiast

    Well, if it is up to me, I would keep the Jefferson Nickel and return it to its original glory. Raise the relief of the obverse back up what it was in 1938. With technological advancements at the mints, they should have no problem handling that relief and achieving full strikes.

    The reverse I would change. While I like Monticello, I abhor the Full Step designation as a indicator of full strike and the strike designation doesn't mean anything if virtually every coin achieves Full Steps. I would change the reverse design to a quill pen and ink well to commemorate the fact that Jefferson was the primary author of the Declaration of Independence.
     
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  9. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

    You could only wish...:hilarious:
     
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  10. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

    A very cogent offering and one many would enjoy seeing, IMO.
     
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  11. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

    Suggestions for the dime, quarter, half and dollar coins?
     
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  12. GoldFinger1969

    GoldFinger1969 Well-Known Member

    Wasn't Roger Burdette here a while back ? He was actually on a committee that provided ideas to the Mint/Treasury.
     
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  13. ddddd

    ddddd Member

    I decided to only offer a few and let others fill in the rest. I don't want to do all the work. :p
     
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  14. Mac McDonald

    Mac McDonald Member

    Penny: Bring back the Lincoln Memorial reverse
    Nickel: Bring back the orig 1938 designs, although wouldn't be opposed to the suggestion for the reverse of the quill and ink, maybe parchment, etc.
    Dime: As is...no change.
    Quarter: Bring back the original 1932 obv and rev.
    Half: OK...buckle-up, folks. Liked JFK...loved the last 55 years on the half...but like Cape Canaveral, renamed Cape Kennedy but after 20-30 years reverted back to Cape Canaveral...time to return to Franklin, who was only there for 15 years to be interrupted in 64 after Kenney's assassination in Nov 63. Bring Franklin back, as is/was both obv and rev.
     
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  15. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    Paddyman98 for detection and recognition. If anyone can find it it would be paddyman, right... Neat post, thank you.
     
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  16. ddddd

    ddddd Member

    @paddyman98 will be featured on the "oops it wasn't intentional" error coins. :p
     
  17. AuldFartte

    AuldFartte Supporter! Supporter

    An excellent choice! I agree.
     
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  18. AuldFartte

    AuldFartte Supporter! Supporter

    We absolutely must put @lordmarcovan on something. How about a high relief dollar coin?
     
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  19. CoinCorgi

    CoinCorgi Derp, derp, derp!

    *Checking my ignore list for candidates for the blank planchet design.*
     
  20. ddddd

    ddddd Member

    It has to be eclectic...how about a brand new 40 cent piece (the new quadruple dime :p)
     
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  21. CoinCorgi

    CoinCorgi Derp, derp, derp!

    Make sure there is a strategically placed hole in the coin! ;)
     
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