If the Treasury came out with dollar coins featuring notable Americans (not Presidents), who would you want on such a coin and why?
Does the Monopoly guy count as a notable American?
Seriously though, money isn’t where I’d like to see the most inspiring Americans comemorated. I would view that as sort of crass.
I vote for the recognition of great American scientists, and here are just a few possibilities:
Linus Pauling – structural chemist with a vast diversity of discoveries and cross-discipline research, including defining sickle cell anemia as a molecular disease.
George Washington Carver – agricultural chemist who pioneered modern crop rotation techniques.
Jonas Salk – virologist and physician, best known for developing the poliomyelitis vaccine.
One of the coolest things about European money is they put pictures of ARTISTS and SCIENTISTS and AUTHORS and MUSICIANS on it. I don’t find that crass, though I agree with Michael insofar as this should not be the only place where inspiring Americans are commemorated.
Mr. Theodor Geisel – the one and only Dr. Seuss? Perhaps Jim Henson?
Chewbacca…He never got credit for anything!
I’m about putting more women on there. I’d take Maya Angelou and/or Josephine Baker. (Both have St. Louis ties).
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