Best US coin design type set?

Best US coin design type set?

Post by Dave Hin » Fri, 12 May 2006 06:40:45



If you ran the mint, and could choose any US coin design from history
to replace the uninspired collection we have today, what would you
choose?  My choices:

Cent: Indian Head
Nickel: Buffalo
Dime: "Mercury"
Quarter:
Half: Walking Liberty
Dollar:
5 dollar: Incuse indian (proper name?)
10 dollar:
20 dollar: St. Gaudens

What would your dream lineup consist of?

 
 
 

Best US coin design type set?

Post by acau.. » Fri, 12 May 2006 06:48:56


Quote:

> If you ran the mint, and could choose any US coin design from history
> to replace the uninspired collection we have today, what would you
> choose?  My choices:...

This is easy. I would like coins that honor the things that are most
important to the people of the country.

Cent: Green Bean Sprout
Nickel: Pig
Dime: Cow
Quarter: Chicken
Half Dollar: Potato
Dollar: Corn
and so on...

Come to think of it, the presidents aren't really very important in
keeping the country working. It's the farmers. I guess that we would
have to put plows and tractors on some of the bills. That would be a
cool set of coins. I don't think anyone would want to collect them,
though.

Anita

 
 
 

Best US coin design type set?

Post by acau.. » Fri, 12 May 2006 07:02:05


Quote:


> > If you ran the mint, and could choose any US coin design from history
> > to replace the uninspired collection we have today, what would you
> > choose?  My choices:...

> This is easy. I would like coins that honor the things that are most
> important to the people of the country.

Never mind -- I just noticed the part about the design being from
history. That definitely limits the picks.

Anita

 
 
 

Best US coin design type set?

Post by Sheldon Englan » Fri, 12 May 2006 07:51:32


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> If you ran the mint, and could choose any US coin design from history
> to replace the uninspired collection we have today, what would you
> choose?  My choices:

> Cent: Indian Head

Agreed.

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> Nickel: Buffalo

Agreed.

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> Dime: "Mercury"

Agreed.

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> Quarter:

Standing Liberty 1916

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> Half: Walking Liberty

Agreed.

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> Dollar:

Hmmm ... tough call. Either the Peace dollar or the 1798-1804 Heraldic
Eagle

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> 5 dollar: Incuse indian (proper name?)

As in the 1908-1929 Indian Head? That's my pick.

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> 10 dollar:

Indian Head again. No question. Prefer the Motto version for balance.

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> 20 dollar: St. Gaudens

1907 Ultra High Relief.  :D

  - Sheldon

 
 
 

Best US coin design type set?

Post by Padraic Brow » Fri, 12 May 2006 07:58:23



Quote:
>If you ran the mint, and could choose any US coin design from history
>to replace the uninspired collection we have today, what would you
>choose?  My choices:

>Cent: Indian Head
>Nickel: Buffalo
>Dime: "Mercury"
>Quarter:
>Half: Walking Liberty
>Dollar:
>5 dollar: Incuse indian (proper name?)
>10 dollar:
>20 dollar: St. Gaudens

>What would your dream lineup consist of?

With respect to Anita's fine farmyard choices (indeed many old bank
notes had agricultural themes, so she's not far off the mark), I would
choose from historical designs:

Penny: I like the flying eagle design, but I think it's too small for
the penny. So, I'd put the Indian on the front and the 2c shield on
the back.

Nickel: shield nickel obverse, buffalo reverse

Dime: the 3c star/shield obverse, 1946 reverse

Quarter: 1804 or 1815 obverse 1916 reverse

Half: 1794 obverse, flying eagle penny design for reverse
Alt. half: 1934 Ark. reverse for the obverse, 1916 regular reverse
Alt. half: 1934 Tex. commemorative without all the Texas specifics

Dollar: 1915 $50 front & back

None of them would have "In God We Trust" or "E Pluribus Unum". Not
that I don't like or appreciate these mottoes, but they clutter small
spaces. Ideally, all other wording would be small in order to maximise
the beauty of the designs. Put "United States of America" on the rim;
and keep the other elements small and along the edge (no words in the
field).

Padraic.

la cieurgeourea provoer mal trasfu
ast meiyoer ke 'l andrext ben trasfu.

 
 
 

Best US coin design type set?

Post by Mr. Jagger » Fri, 12 May 2006 07:44:33



Quote:
> If you ran the mint, and could choose any US coin design from history
> to replace the uninspired collection we have today, what would you
> choose?  My choices:

> Cent: Indian Head
> Nickel: Buffalo
> Dime: "Mercury"
> Quarter:
> Half: Walking Liberty
> Dollar:
> 5 dollar: Incuse indian (proper name?)
> 10 dollar:
> 20 dollar: St. Gaudens

> What would your dream lineup consist of?

Agreed on all, with these amendments:

Quarter:  Standing Liberty, Variety 1, but with recessed date as in Variety
3
Dollar:  Draped Bust, Heraldic Eagle; runner-up:  Gobrecht
Ten Dollar:  St. Gaudens Indian

Mr. Jaggers

 
 
 

Best US coin design type set?

Post by Russel » Fri, 12 May 2006 08:46:02


GREAT QUESTION!! Here are mine:
Quote:

> Cent: Indian Head --agree, but can the reverse be the Flying Eagle??
> Nickel: Buffalo--hard to pick against, but I always liked the Liberty
> Nickels
> Dime: "Mercury"--another tough one, but there is something about the
> Barber Dime I like
> Quarter: --Seated Liberty
> Half: Walking Liberty--Franklin, too short an issue, he was robbed
> Dollar: --Morgan

 
 
 

Best US coin design type set?

Post by Dave Hin » Fri, 12 May 2006 08:51:52



Quote:



>> > If you ran the mint, and could choose any US coin design from history
>> > to replace the uninspired collection we have today, what would you
>> > choose?  My choices:...

>> This is easy. I would like coins that honor the things that are most
>> important to the people of the country.

> Never mind -- I just noticed the part about the design being from
> history. That definitely limits the picks.

Well, that was the original idea, but this is Usenet.  Topic drift
happens.  I like your theme; mine seems to revolve around pretty ladies
and Indians, interestingly enough.
 
 
 

Best US coin design type set?

Post by Dave Hin » Fri, 12 May 2006 08:53:40


Quote:



>> If you ran the mint, and could choose any US coin design from history
>> to replace the uninspired collection we have today, what would you
>> choose?  My choices:
> Dollar:  Draped Bust, Heraldic Eagle; runner-up:  Gobrecht

Oh yes, to both.  Or either.
 
 
 

Best US coin design type set?

Post by Dave Hin » Fri, 12 May 2006 08:56:04


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> GREAT QUESTION!! Here are mine:
>> Half: Walking Liberty--Franklin, too short an issue, he was robbed

I really, really, really really really don't care for the Franklin half
design.  I don't know if it's the contrast between the stunningly
beautiful Walking Liberty half, down to, well, an uninteresting bust and
a bell, or what.  It just seems like it's of cartoon quality, replacing
a sculptural work of art.
 
 
 

Best US coin design type set?

Post by Vecto » Fri, 12 May 2006 12:15:32



Quote:
>If you ran the mint, and could choose any US coin design from history
>to replace the uninspired collection we have today, what would you
>choose?  My choices:

>Cent: Indian Head
>Nickel: Buffalo
>Dime: "Mercury"
>Quarter:
>Half: Walking Liberty
>Dollar:
>5 dollar: Incuse indian (proper name?)
>10 dollar:
>20 dollar: St. Gaudens

>What would your dream lineup consist of?

I would go along with yours, but filling in the blanks ...
Quarter:   Standing Liberty
Dollar:       Peace
I know, for some reason the Peace dollar isn't considered by many to
be a nice as the Morgan.  But, I like it ... even as a young kid it
was one of my favorite coins.  Gotta admit, I like the Frankloin Half
too.
 
 
 

Best US coin design type set?

Post by Dale Hallmar » Fri, 12 May 2006 21:26:36



Quote:
> If you ran the mint, and could choose any US coin design from history
> to replace the uninspired collection we have today, what would you
> choose?  My choices:

> Cent: Indian Head
> Nickel: Buffalo
> Dime: "Mercury"
> Quarter:
> Half: Walking Liberty
> Dollar:
> 5 dollar: Incuse indian (proper name?)
> 10 dollar:
> 20 dollar: St. Gaudens

> What would your dream lineup consist of?

Given that it is restricted to coins minted in the past, I just wouldn't
change a darn thing!
When the best Art a country can come up with for its circulating coins are
recycled designs from the past;
I have to say that is a pretty sorry commentary on that country.

If it was a design representing what the world sees,  it would probably be a
image of some fat cat over weight
corporate Boss Hogg type mucky muck scarfing down a burger from Mickey D's.

If it was what it represents to the public, I think a design on the front
with only an inscription saying,
"good for paying taxes"  and the only design on the reverse would be, "Gov
will redistribute without rhyme or reason"
is suitable.

If I had the power, I would hold a country wide contest by professional
artists for designs depicting
ideals or concepts of what the US should represent and not what it does
actually represent.
NO real historical personages allowed as a MAIN device!

I would choose a panel of judges with no consideration given to who should
politically be on it but who was best qualified
to judge by talent and credentials and experience.  I would maintain a veto
for designs "I" don't like and a free pass for designs "I" do like :-)
I would be final judge.

I would then not let the mint's egos allow much (if any) alteration on those
designs.
I bet we could come up with some pretty spectacular images to rival or
surpass  the past.

Dale
our coins s**k

 
 
 

Best US coin design type set?

Post by note.bo » Sat, 13 May 2006 00:36:31



Quote:

>>If you ran the mint, and could choose any US coin design from history
>>to replace the uninspired collection we have today, what would you
>>choose?  My choices:

>>Cent: Indian Head
>>Nickel: Buffalo
>>Dime: "Mercury"
>>Quarter:
>>Half: Walking Liberty
>>Dollar:
>>5 dollar: Incuse indian (proper name?)
>>10 dollar:
>>20 dollar: St. Gaudens

>>What would your dream lineup consist of?

> With respect to Anita's fine farmyard choices (indeed many old bank
> notes had agricultural themes, so she's not far off the mark), I would
> choose from historical designs:

Every coin issued by Ireland since 1928 has featured a bird an animal or a
fish.  Billy

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Quote:

> Penny: I like the flying eagle design, but I think it's too small for
> the penny. So, I'd put the Indian on the front and the 2c shield on
> the back.

> Nickel: shield nickel obverse, buffalo reverse

> Dime: the 3c star/shield obverse, 1946 reverse

> Quarter: 1804 or 1815 obverse 1916 reverse

> Half: 1794 obverse, flying eagle penny design for reverse
> Alt. half: 1934 Ark. reverse for the obverse, 1916 regular reverse
> Alt. half: 1934 Tex. commemorative without all the Texas specifics

> Dollar: 1915 $50 front & back

> None of them would have "In God We Trust" or "E Pluribus Unum". Not
> that I don't like or appreciate these mottoes, but they clutter small
> spaces. Ideally, all other wording would be small in order to maximise
> the beauty of the designs. Put "United States of America" on the rim;
> and keep the other elements small and along the edge (no words in the
> field).

> Padraic.

> la cieurgeourea provoer mal trasfu
> ast meiyoer ke 'l andrext ben trasfu.

 
 
 

Best US coin design type set?

Post by Mr. Jagger » Sat, 13 May 2006 01:47:36



Quote:




>>>If you ran the mint, and could choose any US coin design from history
>>>to replace the uninspired collection we have today, what would you
>>>choose?  My choices:

>>>Cent: Indian Head
>>>Nickel: Buffalo
>>>Dime: "Mercury"
>>>Quarter:
>>>Half: Walking Liberty
>>>Dollar:
>>>5 dollar: Incuse indian (proper name?)
>>>10 dollar:
>>>20 dollar: St. Gaudens

>>>What would your dream lineup consist of?

>> With respect to Anita's fine farmyard choices (indeed many old bank
>> notes had agricultural themes, so she's not far off the mark), I would
>> choose from historical designs:

> Every coin issued by Ireland since 1928 has featured a bird an animal or a
> fish.  Billy

Except the 1966 10 shillings featuring Padraic Pearse, the 1988 50p
featuring a crest, and the 2000 punt featuring a stylized ship.

Mr. Jaggers

Mr. Jaggers

 
 
 

Best US coin design type set?

Post by Jorg Luek » Sat, 13 May 2006 03:54:31



Quote:
>If you ran the mint, and could choose any US coin design from history
>to replace the uninspired collection we have today, what would you
>choose?  My choices:

>Cent: Indian Head
>Nickel: Buffalo
>Dime: "Mercury"
>Quarter:
>Half: Walking Liberty
>Dollar:
>5 dollar: Incuse indian (proper name?)
>10 dollar:
>20 dollar: St. Gaudens

>What would your dream lineup consist of?

I wouldn't go backwards but forwards and hire two or three artists to
submit their visions of liberty.  21st century coins for the 21st
century!