Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Pickin and Grinin, Sep 26, 2023.

  1. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    I had the pleasure of finding two of these today. Different vendors..
    So, pocket change please add your detailed photos of this.. I think marvelously designed. Not sure about the words fully, but I think the coin needs a topic. There are a lot of words being said..

    If you have em post em.

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  3. Spark1951

    Spark1951 Accomplishment, not Activity

    IMO…not a good design at all. It seems the designer ran out of ideas and ended up throwing something together. Compare, if you will, the classy difference of a Sally Ride to this.

    I have read about Jovita Idar and understand her being honored on a coin for her work, but…hey, they should have come up with something better than this.
  4. ToughCOINS

    ToughCOINS Dealer Member Moderator

    I'm NOT on board with the inconspicuously incorporated denomination "QUARTER DOLLAR". That should absolutely not be hard to notice. These folks drifted completely off target.

    The US Mint needs to get back to its product serving The People, and not serving Capitol Hill.
  5. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    I quite honestly do not see the denomination in all that clutter.... Not my cup-o-tea. I'm with @ToughCOINS on this one. This is more a statement than legal tender.
  6. Sharkbait46737

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  7. geekpryde

    geekpryde Husband and Father Moderator

    I dont love it either, but at least they are trying something different / new. I like how the reverse has the "no stars" sort of effect, but yeah, I don't love the final implementation.

    I wasn't even aware of this coin design until this post.

    I agree that is the largest problem. I can see people like plating these yellow and passing them as a dollar coin or some such scam.

    p.s. This is what I mean by "no stars" if someone doesn't get my meaning.
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  8. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    Yeah, I'm willing to go along with the artistic text -- I've always been a little jealous of the stunts Arabic calligraphy pulls -- but it's really startling to have to search for the denomination, motto, and nation.

    Good art can make you stop and think, but circulating change probably shouldn't, at least not when it comes to identifying denomination.
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  9. Evan8

    Evan8 A Little Off Center

    Reminds me of a psychedelic poster. I think the artist was on some of the same things from that era when they made this.

    This style doesn't belong on a coin.
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  10. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    Wes Wilson, specifically. And I expect he partook.
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  11. lardan

    lardan Supporter! Supporter

    To me this is the best coin I've seen for "X" to grade.
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2023
  12. Joshua Lemons

    Joshua Lemons Well-Known Member Supporter

    Personally, I like it. It's different and I've enjoyed many of the women's quarters and the innovation dollars because of their design departure from the normal.
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  13. VistaCruiser69

    VistaCruiser69 Well-Known Member

    Personally I'm not enthusiastic about the new obverse either. It really doesn't look like Washington. He looks more like Iron Eyes Cody. Must be the hair style that's throwing me off. Next they'll have him with a manbun or a Fu Manchu.

    Good thing the US mint wasn't this adamant about changing the style of the US Quarter Dollar back in the late 80's. George probably would have been sporting a mullet.
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2023
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  14. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    Time for the periodic reminder that this was the design originally recommended for the quarter in 1931. The Secretary of the Treasury overrode the recommendation. Adolph Weinman personally argued for Fraser's design, but to no avail.

    I side with the tastes of the guy who designed the "Mercury" dime and Walking Liberty half. I like the "new" design better than the "classic" one.
  15. rte

    rte Well-Known Member

    Someone at the mint thinking about playing games.
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  16. VistaCruiser69

    VistaCruiser69 Well-Known Member

    This is the one I prefer. In this one it doesn't look like he's frowning as much as it appears in the newest versions of this quarter dollar.


  17. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    What the hell is it?
  18. Silverpop

    Silverpop Well-Known Member

    to me just another coin to spend nothing more, nothing less
  19. Dean 295

    Dean 295 D.O.M.

    To me she must of been a great lady. The back is awful , cluttered , where do you start to read. Oh even with the printing on the back I thought is was a Foreign coin. If I didn't See George Washington on the other side then it's an American coin.!!
  20. KSorbo

    KSorbo Well-Known Member

    It’s fine if they want to jumble a bunch of words together on the portrait to describe the subject, but the denominations and legends need to be distinct. Otherwise we can just say the coin “identifies as” a twenty dollar gold piece or some other postmodern nonsense…
  21. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    I just found out how many responses to this thread. First I got notified. I don't mind the complex design, and the simple periphery. I am looking forward to the grading on this coin more than what the design looks like. So far the 4 I have gotten have all had descent strikes.
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