QUESTION

If the Treasury came out with dollar coins featuring notable Americans (not Presidents), who would you want on such a coin and why?

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6 Responses to QUESTION

  1. MichaelD says:

    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.

  2. Stewart says:

    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.

  3. Mrs. Mancer says:

    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.

  4. Scott says:

    Mr. Theodor Geisel – the one and only Dr. Seuss? Perhaps Jim Henson?

  5. Blasterhappy says:

    Chewbacca…He never got credit for anything!

  6. Kurt says:

    I’m about putting more women on there. I’d take Maya Angelou and/or Josephine Baker. (Both have St. Louis ties).