US uncirculated Dollar Coins

Started by gpimper, August 27, 2020, 08:35:59 PM

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gpimper

#33...Harry S. Truman.  We had a saying in the military "they just dropped you into the latrine".  He was dropped into the latrine!  He has the unfortunate distinction of being the only President to deploy atomic weapons during war.  I don't disagree, per-say, I think his call saved up to one million American lives.  Pandora's Box however :-(   https://www.whitehouse.gov/about-the-white-house/presidents/harry-s-truman/  2015-P, 4.9 million minted.
The Chief...aka Greg

gpimper

#34...yet another who probably needs no introduction.  I like Ike :-)  2015-P, 4.9 million.  https://www.whitehouse.gov/about-the-white-house/presidents/dwight-d-eisenhower/
The Chief...aka Greg

brandm24

Eisenhower was one of the most influential leaders of the 20th century, but was only recognized for his political  contributions until years later. I think the passage of time has lead to a greater appreciation of him as a soldier and politician.

Have any of you ever seen his farm at Gettysburg? I don't know if it's still in the family but remember seeing it when I was younger.

Bruce
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Prosit

Term limits mainly do two things:

1. Prevent a bad president from being in office too long.
2.  Prevent a  good president from being in office too long.

Human nature and the nature of power being what they are, the above two outcomes are not 50/50.

Dale




Quote from: brandm24 on September 17, 2020, 07:41:27 PM
His third term was a catalyst for imposing a limit of two terms for the office of the presidency. An interesting life for sure.

Bruce

gpimper

#109
Bruce, I've been to Gettysburg but never got to visit Ike's family farm.  It's a National Historical Sight and I'm sad that I missed it on my many trips to the area.  I have been to the grassy noel and the book repository, though!   

#35...JFK.  Pretty colorful life!  https://www.britannica.com/biography/John-F-Kennedy/Congressman-and-senator  2015-P, 6.16 million.
The Chief...aka Greg

brandm24

Texas is one of the few states I've never visited...except a brief stay at the airport on my way somewhere else.

Bruce
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gpimper

#36...LBJ.  His heart was in the right place.  2015-P, 7.84 million minted.  https://www.whitehouse.gov/about-the-white-house/presidents/lyndon-b-johnson/
The Chief...aka Greg

Figleaf

A ... uhhh ... colourful person. Most famous LBJ quote (on Edgar Hoover): "It's probably better to have him inside the tent pissing out, than outside the tent pissing in." quoted in The New York Times, 31 October 1971. This has become one of diplomacy's most used adages on difficult characters.

Much more and not all on this level here.

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

gpimper

#113
Considering Hoover's character that's probably not a bad call!  He was a colorful guy-Texan through and through.  We have neighbors like that around our property down south.  Nice folks but you'd better have a thick skin  ;D

I thought this was an interesting link...https://www.military.com/history/29-american-presidents-from-military.html
The Chief...aka Greg

gpimper

#37...Richard M. Nixon.  The only US President to ever resign the office.  He really was a pretty good president but made some really bad decisions!  2016-P, 5.46 million.   https://www.britannica.com/biography/Richard-Nixon
The Chief...aka Greg

Figleaf

One of those pretty bad decisions was called Watergate. This was at a time when presidents could be held accountable for their actions. Anyone who has been through this will remember:

- expletive deleted
- you don't have Nixon to kick around any more, because, gentlemen, this is my last press conference. (November 1962)

More here.

This coin shows that it's not enough that the president is dead. The people who remember him should be dead also. A president doesn't have a hope to be judged fairly by his contemporaries. I would argue that with Nixon, the rot of the separation between American and European values set in, but am I right? My grandchildren will know. Perhaps.

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

gpimper

I'm not sure about the rot of the separation between American and European values.  My read on it was that he was more looking to Southeast Asia, the Soviets and South America.  Rough time to be President (not to mention he had a very contentious Congress).  He did some good stuff but lost it in the end.  Gerald Ford tried to fix relations with Europe...but that's for the next post ;-)
The Chief...aka Greg

gpimper

#38...Gerald Ford.  The only Vice President appointed via the 25 amendment.  I feel for the guy, he was handed a big bag of poop!  He did pretty well all considered.  2016-P, 5.46 million.  https://www.whitehouse.gov/about-the-white-house/presidents/gerald-r-ford/
The Chief...aka Greg

gpimper

And rapping up with modern US coins...#40...another who really needs no introduction, Ronald Reagan!  2016-P, 7.14 million.  https://www.whitehouse.gov/about-the-white-house/presidents/ronald-reagan/

I hope everyone enjoyed all the threads!  If I come across anything else worth posting I will.  And here is my parting shot :-)
The Chief...aka Greg

brandm24

That's a nice Silver Certificate, Greg, and a star note to boot.

Many thanks for all the interesting threads. I learned things about a lot of the US presidents that I didn't know. That's one of the best parts of coin collecting for me...the education it provides.

Bruce
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