Say "Anthony dollar," not "SBA dollar"

Say "Anthony dollar," not "SBA dollar"

Post by Jon Hamki » Thu, 11 Sep 1997 04:00:00



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

 
 
 

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Post by Frank Provase » Thu, 11 Sep 1997 04:00:00




Quote:

>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.

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Post by DOND » Thu, 11 Sep 1997 04:00:00



Quote:

>>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
witnessed.

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Post by Fred Shecte » Thu, 11 Sep 1997 04:00:00


Saying "Susie" will help make using them fun, just like "Loonies" and
"Twonies" in Canada.  What will really make them fun is if EVERYONE
called their vending machine operators and demanded that they turn on
the switch that allows them to accept SUSIES (ooo...I said it!)

-Fred

 
 
 

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Post by Mike or Karen Lock » Thu, 11 Sep 1997 04:00:00


Suzybuck is much more endearing.

Besides most say penny, nickel, dime, quarter, Kennedy, and Ike.
You just need something that denotes the importance of the coin
to the average shmoe (like the size and denomination).  The
image on the coin is not of great importance.

Quote:

> 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

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Post by magu » Fri, 12 Sep 1997 04:00:00



Quote:

> Saying "Susie" will help make using them fun, just like "Loonies" and
> "Twonies" in Canada.  What will really make them fun is if EVERYONE
> called their vending machine operators and demanded that they turn on
> the switch that allows them to accept SUSIES (ooo...I said it!)

I thought it was funny that the local banks say they can't get 'SUSIES.'
At a local coin auction they sold an unopened mint bag full. The guy payed
$10 over face value.

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Post by Gordon » Fri, 12 Sep 1997 04:00:00


Jon,

I have a better idea. Let's just call them the pathetic excuse for coin
design. Aww, maybe that's too long. I just hope our new circulating
quarters have more to offer than recent coinage. Maybe the "Ugly" coin
would suffice?

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Quote:
> 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

 
 
 

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Post by Randy Flami » Fri, 12 Sep 1997 04:00:00



Quote:

>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

And I bet you never ask for "Ike" dollars either, but I do.  

Seriously, how many non-collectors ever specify any type of coin.  They say
"pennies (sic.) nickels, dimes", etc.  They say that because, as far as they
are concerned, there is only one type of each of those denominations.  The
dollar is unique in that they see two types of dollars - the round ones and
the paper ones.  Personally, I prefer to call the Suzzie B's "round dollars",
kind of in a similar fashion to the British "round pound", even if it doesn't
sound as nice.

I also think that the situation you mentioned highlights the general decline
of respect in our society, not to mention that many people in our country
actively disapprove of the character of Susan B. Anthony.

--
Randy Flaming

Non-Circulating Legal Tender is not.

 
 
 

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Post by henr » Sat, 13 Sep 1997 04:00:00



Quote:
> Maybe the "Ugly" coin would suffice?

speak for yerself; not everyone thinks it is an ugly design ... i think
it's the best we have out there, actually.

# henry mensch / <henry at q.com> / pob 14592; sf, ca  94114-0592; usa

 
 
 

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Post by Ray Hear » Sat, 13 Sep 1997 04:00:00


Suzy buck sounds so warm and fuzzy so tell me why I posted two Suzies in my
garden and it scared all the crows away?
--


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St. Louis Mo.



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> Suzybuck is much more endearing.

 
 
 

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Post by Fred Shecte » Sat, 13 Sep 1997 04:00:00


Amen Brother!

The *** comments you are seeing throughout this thread are perfect
examples of the "venom" that I spoke of earlier.

If you enjoy them, then PLEASE go to the bank and insist that they carry
them for you.  Spread them around and see how many others enjoy them!
You will also see the one out of ten who responds with nastiness and
venom.  TO HELL WITH THEM!  Why let their nastiness ruin everyone else's
fun?  Nine out of ten people will love them and think they are neat or
cool.

-Fred Shecter

 
 
 

Say "Anthony dollar," not "SBA dollar"

Post by Fred Shecte » Sat, 13 Sep 1997 04:00:00


Could it be that the birds don't use vending machines, public
transportation, toll roads or bridges, pay phones?  Could it be that a
bird has a brain so small that it can't tell the difference between two
coins that are DIFFERENT sizes and that feel different?  Blind and
visually impaired people have no trouble with the SBA Dollar and prefer
to use them.  Paper money is all the same size but you don't complain
about $10 bills being confused for $100 bills because they are the same
size and color?

Try putting a twenty in a coke machine.  YOU CAN PUT A TWENTY IN A POST
OFFICE MACHINE AND YOU"LL GET SUSIES IN CHANGE!!!!

buh-by
-Fred

 
 
 

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Post by magu » Sat, 13 Sep 1997 04:00:00



Quote:

> Suzy buck sounds so warm and fuzzy so tell me why I posted two Suzies in my
> garden and it scared all the crows away?

Because light reflected off the coins as the birds went by. They don't
like that. :)

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Post by John Bibea » Sat, 13 Sep 1997 04:00:00


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> >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

> And I bet you never ask for "Ike" dollars either, but I do.

> Seriously, how many non-collectors ever specify any type of coin.  They say
> "pennies (sic.) nickels, dimes", etc.  They say that because, as far as they
> are concerned, there is only one type of each of those denominations.  The
> dollar is unique in that they see two types of dollars - the round ones and
> the paper ones.  Personally, I prefer to call the Suzzie B's "round dollars",
> kind of in a similar fashion to the British "round pound", even if it doesn't
> sound as nice.

> I also think that the situation you mentioned highlights the general decline
> of respect in our society, not to mention that many people in our country
> actively disapprove of the character of Susan B. Anthony.

I like Susan B Anthony dollars.  I've started a collection of them.  My favorites
are Ike's though, and I only need three more to complete that collection
(including proofs and BU's - 40%).  As for the early dollars, well, I love da
Morgans.  She was'nt a president either, but the Morgan is still a beautiful
coin.  Just my two "Lincolnies" worth.

Regards,
John Bibeau
CoinMasters Member  #485

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