Saturday, April 30, 2016

New Historical Figures on U.S. Cash

Some quick coin and currency news.

First New Hampshire senators have proposed a bill to make a commemorative coin featuring Astronaut/Teacher Christa McAuliffe who died in 1986 on the space shuttle Challenger. Proceeds for the sale would support Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) causes.

Second there are changes coming to the $20, $10, and $5 bills. Notable the addition to Harriet Tubman to the front of the $20 bill and moving Andrew Jackson to the back.

On the $10 bill the back will feature Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Coffin Mott, Alice Paul, and Isabella "Sojourner Truth" Baumfree.

On the back of $5 bill will be Marian Anderson, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

With the exception of Marian Anderson I see these all as great historical figures to ass alongside of the founding fathers. Of course like the founding fathers none of them were perfect but they all made America a greater country.

Nothing against Marian Anderson but I think it sets a precedent for entertainers to be on regular currency. it then becomes a popularity contest.

8 dollars worth, for Comments/Questions click here.:

Jesenia Medina said...

I have a half dollar silver coin from 1944 and a one dollar coin from 1776-1976 I want to sell can u please help.

mason m said...

Hi man! I'm a long time fan and was wondering if you still reply to comments? I have a few coins and such that I'd like valued if you don't mind :)

Mellisa Haage said...

I have A 1878 Morgan dollar Carson City MS63, do you know anything or a value on this coin?

Anonymous said...

hi coin man,
i'm wondering how to go about finding a couple Canada key date pennies in PAGE FILLER condition- i'm cheap, i don't care how poor the quality as long as the date is legible. i just want to finish a childhood project, 35 years later and wouldn't you know the 2 pennies i still need are the pricey ones. all ebay ever seems to list look to be in great shape and therefore priced way over what i am willing to spend.
what would you do if you were trying to fill a couple key date slots on the cheap?

Man said...

half dollar silver coin from 1944 about $6.00
one dollar coin from 1776-1976 about $1.00

A coin shop will probably pay silver value for the 1944 coin.

Man said...

Hi man! I'm a long time fan and was wondering if you still reply to comments? I have a few coins and such that I'd like valued if you don't mind :)


Yes but I have been busy lately.

Man said...

1878 Morgan dollar Carson City MS63

About $500.00

Man said...

what would you do if you were trying to fill a couple key date slots on the cheap?

Coin forums, talking with other collectors is always best.