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« Off With Their Beards. | WILLisms.com | Trivia Tidbit Of The Day: Part 196 -- Crime & Gun Crime. »

New (To Me) Currency

Okay, I am slow about some things, and I had no idea the U.S. Mint had come out with a new buffalo nickel. I was literally looking around for change on the floor, when I saw this beauty -


With that image of Thomas Jefferson there on the front, the word Liberty in his own handwriting, and with the classic throwback buffalo design on the obverse (with In God We Trust, no less), I think this is the handsomest piece of currency I have ever seen.

My point? Sometimes the government does things perfectly.

Posted by Ken McCracken · 24 October 2005 09:25 PM

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That is beautiful. I have a rusty old nickel in my pocket right now. This is much, much better. I like the "Liberty" touch, too.

Posted by: Will Franklin at October 24, 2005 09:47 PM

I've heard that some people (not me) are rather upset about the quite pronounced "masculinity" of the buffalo, if you catch my meaning.

Posted by: KipEsquire at October 24, 2005 09:54 PM

Heheheh well we ARE a country driven by testosterone!

Posted by: Ken McCracken at October 24, 2005 10:00 PM

I agree. This makes up for Susan B. Anthony.

Posted by: Jim Rose at October 24, 2005 11:47 PM

I had the glorious pleasure of being up close to a magnificient specimen of a Bison I was photographing in Yellowstone this past summer.

This beast certainly represents the American West and rightfully deserves a spot on coinage!

Posted by: DL at October 25, 2005 07:05 AM

Two thoughts.

1. Anytime that an animal is featured on U.S. currency, shouldn't we also celebrate America's culinary history by adding the words "Mmmm, good eating!"

2. Why is it that the U.S. Mint can get the nickel right, but keeps failing with the dollar coin?

Posted by: Ironman at October 25, 2005 08:43 AM

2 points for Iron Man. The Dollar coins recent pressings have sucked.

Posted by: Rob B. at October 25, 2005 10:52 AM

Oh, to see a return of the Eisenhower dollar piece. Such heft. That was a coin, right there, that said "Money."

Bring that back. Put Washington on it and phase out the single paper bill. Then print a bunch of twos with Reagan. (Jefferson already has this classy new nickel.)

Posted by: Nightfly at October 25, 2005 03:21 PM