>>What are our circulating coins? Let's see, Lincoln cent, Jefferson
>>nickel, Roosevelt dime, Washington quarter, Kennedy Half, and Susan B.
>>Anthony dollar. IMHO, it shouldn't be called the SBA dollar; it should
>>be called the Anthony dollar. Yes, I realize she is the only one in
>>the list that is not a former president; so what. Sometimes people
>>even leave off the "Anthony" part: when I ask for them at the bank, the
>>tellers sometimes say "Let me see if I have any Susie B.'s." While she
>>is looking, I feel like asking her if she can also check on some
>>Abrahamsies, Tommy's, Frankies, Georgies, and Johnny's!
>> ----Jon Hamkins
>We occasionally hear of "JFK halves" I wish the hobby would
>concentrate on the REALLY WRONG stuff, like "Mercury" dimes.
Good point. As to the SBAs, I think the comment by the teller is probably
in response to a politically correct, but universally rejected boondoggle
that wasted taxpayer's money and is a continuing source of irritation to
everyone forced to handle them. It was a time in our history when we
supported anything that smacked of anti-sexism and it married conveniently
to a "windfall profit" which helped, thru some budget sleight-of-hand to
offset some of the deficit. Your point, I assume, is that the coin is not
being given the same respect as the others in your list. That, at least in
the case of your example, is probably very true.
Sometime in the near future, a dollar coin will be produced and welcomed
by the the
American public. When it does, it will be a small monument to the common
sense of the American consumer. The faults of the SBA program were many &
it suffered a deserved fate...as is evidenced by the subtle demeaning you
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