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    Should we put Martin Luther King Jr. on our currency?

    Should we put Martin Luther King Jr. on our currency?


    Yes but only for regular circulated coins and or paper currency.

    Yes but only for commemorative or special edition coins and or paper currency.

    Both of the above

    No



    I say yes but for regular circulated coins or paper currency.Because I think it should be something that regular people will use not something that only collectors will have their hands on. I think maybe a dime or twenty dollar bill.
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    Re: Should we put Martin Luther King Jr. on our currency?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Should we put Martin Luther King Jr. on our currency?


    Yes but only for regular circulated coins and or paper currency.

    Yes but only for commemorative or special edition coins and or paper currency.

    Both of the above

    No



    I say yes but for regular circulated coins or paper currency.Because I think it should be something that regular people will use not something that only collectors will have their hands on. I think maybe a dime or twenty dollar bill.
    I said both originally, but now that I think about it I wouldn't really like the idea of people making money off his history with commemorative currency so I'm going with #1. I would be very happy to see MLK on the twenty, or any paper money for that matter.
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    Re: Should we put Martin Luther King Jr. on our currency?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Should we put Martin Luther King Jr. on our currency?


    Yes but only for regular circulated coins and or paper currency.

    Yes but only for commemorative or special edition coins and or paper currency.

    Both of the above

    No



    I say yes but for regular circulated coins or paper currency.Because I think it should be something that regular people will use not something that only collectors will have their hands on. I think maybe a dime or twenty dollar bill.
    Portraits on paper currency has been historically reserved for Past Presidents.

    I think it would be great to have him on a coin. Coins have had many different important national treasures and people.

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    Re: Should we put Martin Luther King Jr. on our currency?

    Quote Originally Posted by Beaudreaux View Post
    Portraits on paper currency has been historically reserved for Past Presidents.

    I think it would be great to have him on a coin. Coins have had many different important national treasures and people.
    I agree.

    Besides, we need some new coins: A $1 that doesn't look like a quarter, and a $5 coin would be a good idea, and phase out the paper dollar and five spot. Lets put Martin Luther King on the new $5 coin, and make it about the size of the old $1 coin that was once worth about $15 in today's money.
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    Re: Should we put Martin Luther King Jr. on our currency?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    I agree.

    Besides, we need some new coins: A $1 that doesn't look like a quarter, and a $5 coin would be a good idea, and phase out the paper dollar and five spot. Lets put Martin Luther King on the new $5 coin, and make it about the size of the old $1 coin that was once worth about $15 in today's money.
    I could go for that. Maybe not the $5 bill being eliminated, but getting a real $1 coin again and eliminating the $1 bill. Not the crazy edged crap they did before and like you said, sound be mistaken for a quarter. I lost so many of them in drink machines.

    Of course, someone here will gripe about the cost of coining versus printing a bill.

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    Re: Should we put Martin Luther King Jr. on our currency?

    Oh hell no. The man is mainly known for 3 things to those who look at his life objectively. His Hitleresque speeches being yelled into a mic at brain dead followers. Plagiarizing his doctoral dissertation. And getting shot.

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    Re: Should we put Martin Luther King Jr. on our currency?

    Quote Originally Posted by Beaudreaux View Post
    Portraits on paper currency has been historically reserved for Past Presidents.
    Like Alexander Hamilton and Benjamin Franklin? When were their terms again?


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    Re: Should we put Martin Luther King Jr. on our currency?

    The question is posed in such a way where the only options are to be in support of placing MLK on our currency or to say "No".
    There should have been an option of "I would not oppose".

    Just because I am unwilling to support the idea, does not mean I would oppose it.

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    Re: Should we put Martin Luther King Jr. on our currency?

    He is one of the most celebrated Americans in our history. At some point it will happen.
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    Re: Should we put Martin Luther King Jr. on our currency?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Should we put Martin Luther King Jr. on our currency?


    Yes but only for regular circulated coins and or paper currency.

    Yes but only for commemorative or special edition coins and or paper currency.

    Both of the above

    No



    I say yes but for regular circulated coins or paper currency.Because I think it should be something that regular people will use not something that only collectors will have their hands on. I think maybe a dime or twenty dollar bill.
    Yes, I think he deserves to be on something. I'd guess a coin is more likely than a bill. They do a lot of different coin designs (the state quarters, the lewis and clark nickels, the commemorative Lincoln pennies, the upcoming national park quarters, etc.). I've never heard of them changing the design of a bill for general circulation (or at least not changing who and what is on it).
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