Monday, September 1, 2014

'Up To No Good'


That could be a catchy title for anything happening in the United States. currently.
But I'm talking U.S. Currency, currently.

We've reached rock bottom with our coins and 
our paper currency.

~Did you know that there's a minted, gold coin, celebrating the 50 years AFTER Kennedy's assassination?   That's creepy. "Kennedy Free, Since '63~!"
(this coin shows the side of Kennedy's head which was not blown off from 3 angles)

anyways, the state of our coinage is shameful.

The United States Mint began issuing Presidental, $1 coins a few years back, and I remember hearing how dreadful the "Richard Nixon" coin would be, and dreadfully designed too, probably....
But we have in circulation, other butt-ugly coins like the Rutherford B. Hayes dollar coin,
and/or the Mrs. R.B. "Bob" Hayes (the Lucy), $10 gold coin.






(YEP-- The U.S. mint is so bereft of ideas, they have begun to issue $10 gold coins in the images of our first ladies.) Most Holy God, please never let me lay eyes on a Hillary, or a Michelle,
or a Roslyn Carter coin, PLEASE oh PLEASE, Lord...

Calvin Coolidge is in the house~!  His commemorative $1 coin only quietly traded. And so's his wife's. 

Back in the day, America also celebrated it's Natives, with the 'Indian Head Cent', the Indian Head nickle (you might've seen that one around this bloggie...), and a coin honoring Sacagawea,
the wife of, and guide to Lewis and Clark's vagabond journey across dangerous, evil Native Lands, to the Pacific Coast.

With ALL that said, I gotta tell you that I am embarrassed by our pennies, nickles, dimes, quarters, halves and bucks coins.

When did we begin worshipping humans with our coinage?  (more on that, below)

Once, we celebrated the achievement of our nation, our LIBERTY, our freedom from tyranny, WITH imaginative designs of freedom, true freedom, i.e. LIBERTY.

ONCE UPON A TIME, IN AMERICA, LIBERTY WAS A CHUBBY FAT GAL WITH LONG FLOWING HAIR.  THEN AROUND 1921, SHE WENT ON A DIET, TRIMMED AND BRAIDED HER HAIR, AND BECAME A HOT, GORGEOUS BEAUTY QUEEN.  now that's a great coin~!!

Well, that lasted until 1945, when our erstwhile, pitiful curmudgeonPresident Franklin D. Roosevelt died in office.

Liberty died with him also, in these United States, as America celebrated instead, the Deaths of our human leaders in it's coins, rather than the everlasting idea of her founding.

The idea of Liberty, once an honored position embellishing our coins, was reduced to just being a label tucked away, along the rim of every coin, around the best likeness of a dead man, instead of representing the center piece of our coins, being 
the constant, vital, living center piece, the commonplace reminder of our lives.

.... someday, you will have a $1.00 Obama coin in your hands. With the word "Liberty" highlighted around his holy image/halo.

 BTW, it is already worthless.

You know what that particular coin will be called... ; and sadly, incorrectly, it will be on a level par with the stunning Liberty Walking Half Dollars, Liberty dimes, Franklin half-dollars, Indian head nickles, and George Washington quarters, with "Illinois", or "progressive Wisconsin" on the obverse.

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