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Presidential Dollars

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Jimmy Bones, Apr 14, 2010.

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  1. Jimmy Bones

    Jimmy Bones

    Feb 24, 2009
    Baxley, GA
    Since the mint is done with state quarters, they went and moved on to presidential dollars, minting a few a year till they get all the presidents done, though they don't honor still living presidents with a coin.

    However, I find something wrong with their plan, they're completely omitting a former president from the rotation - Jefferson Davis.

    Now it is true that he wasn't a Union president, but he DID lead a large portion of the American people, was chosen democratically, and was pardoned for his treasons in the 70s. As an important historical figure in our history, i think he ought to be commemorated.

  2. EricF

    EricF Habitual User

    Sep 26, 2005
    Pasadena, CA
    Being that he was President of a different country - the Confederate States of America - no, I don't think he should be included in the currency of the United States of America. (IMO, YMMV)
  3. TheDarkReaver

    TheDarkReaver Banned

    Mar 20, 2006
    Lincolnshire, UK
    Looking at this objectively it seems that if you were doing a series of coins that featured the Presidents of the USA then you wouldn't put on someone that wasn't president of the USA.
  4. DRafalske


    Nov 6, 2008
    Hebron, KY
    x3. He was never President of the United States of America.
  5. People cringe over a Confederate flag. I doubt having him on currency would go over very well.
  6. warwick.hoy


    Aug 20, 2006
    Spokane, WA.
    Beta Tester: Source Audio.
    By your logic,...then the mint should include all the leaders of Central and South American countries. They all lead significant portions of American people.
  7. rr5025


    Nov 12, 2008
    Can we put militia leaders on coins too? No way in hell should Jefferson Davis be on anything save CSA money which became obsolete 145 years ago.
  8. sloasdaylight

    sloasdaylight Banned

    Feb 4, 2009
    Tampa, Florida, US
  9. GtenderG


    Feb 29, 2008

    Good lord are you serious? Jefferson Davis was traitor and led a revolt against the US government.
  10. GregC

    GregC Johnny and Joe Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 19, 2007
    That sums it up.

    You two? Seriously?
  11. Uh..................YEAH! :eyebrow:
  12. sloasdaylight

    sloasdaylight Banned

    Feb 4, 2009
    Tampa, Florida, US
    Man, this thread went down hill fast.
  13. GregC

    GregC Johnny and Joe Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 19, 2007
    The two of you are always sticking political comments into OT threads, so I'm chuckling at your indignation.
  14. RWP


    Jul 1, 2006

    :spit: :D
  15. Deluge Of Sound

    Deluge Of Sound Banned

    Nov 8, 2007
    Just like the economy.

    Which, if you think about it, is perfect when talking about presidential coins.
  16. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    What part of "No Politics" is so hard to understand?

    Thread closed.

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