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doeriver Donating Member (677 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-11-11 05:16 PM
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Ronald Reagan Commemorative Coin Act of 2011
Reagan Coin Bill Introduced
http://www.numismaster.com/ta/numis/Article.jsp?ad=article&ArticleId=17732

By Numismatic News
February 10, 2011

Legislation drafted on the occasion of the centennial of the birth of Ronald Reagan Feb. 6 calls for 50,000 $5 gold pieces and 300,000 silver dollars.

A $35 surcharge on the gold coin and a $10 surcharge on the silver dollar are intended to raise funds for U.S. Army emergency relief.

A sellout would raise $1.75 million for the gold coins and $3 million for the silver dollars.

The bill, H.R. 497, was introduced by U.S. Rep. Robert Latta, R-Ohio, on Jan. 26. Latta had previously introduced legislation for a Reagan $50 bill (2009), and $5 gold and silver dollar coins (2010). He is in his third term in Congress and for introduction of the measure persuaded 28 colleagues to join him.

The measure was referred to the House Financial Services Committee where it should wind up before the coinage subcommittee headed up by Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas.

Reagan served as the 40th President of the United States. He died in June 2004 at age 93.

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Editor's Note
Would You Like to See Reagan on a Coin?

Should Congress pass newly introduced legislation calling for a gold $5 and silver dollar honoring Ronald Reagan? Editor Dave Harper wants to know. Email him your opinions at david.harper@fwmedia.com. Please include your first and last name, city and state.


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The Library of Congress Thomas search engine (H.R. 497}
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Fearless Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-11-11 05:17 PM
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1. Taking money from Rethugs is a good thing...
Letting that asshole represent this country in coinage... far less so.
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truebrit71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-11-11 05:25 PM
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2. They should cast it in 100% pure bullshit, because that's what his legacy is..
..
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itsrobert Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-11-11 05:26 PM
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3. Just like Reagan, the worth is less than you pay for it

Regardless, these emergency relief organizations for the military are shams that benefit the overhead than the actual service members.
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Ezlivin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-11-11 05:29 PM
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4. Should be stamped out of depleted uranium
That would match his toxic legacy.


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LuvNewcastle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-11-11 05:32 PM
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5. In order to be a true representation of the man,
the coins should be gold and silver-plated zinc.
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Oak2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-12-11 09:59 AM
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26. zinc?
More like lead.
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Skink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-11-11 05:33 PM
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6. He's flipping the bird on one side
and the one finger salute on the other
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lpbk2713 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-11-11 05:34 PM
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7. Fool's Gold.




In the truest sense. :rofl:


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onethatcares Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-11-11 05:37 PM
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8. wooden nickels would be too good for his likeness
plastic would be a better alternative.

and no, I don't want to see the gipper on a coin of the realm, his likeness can be seen on any chuckeeecheeze token ever made.
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sofa king Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-11-11 05:38 PM
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9. What's it worth in blood, lies, and crack?
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FLAprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-11-11 05:40 PM
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10. Every time something like this comes up, ask WHERE ARE THE JOBS
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toddwv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-11-11 05:59 PM
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11. One side will hold the smiling visage of President Reagan
The other, a pile of dead bodies symbolizing the devastation that his Presidency wrought on the American working/middle classes, our domestic tranquility and our foreign policy abroad.
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-11-11 06:15 PM
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12. They have been trying to get his ass on currency since he left office
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-11-11 06:19 PM
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13. Actual cash value - .02
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formercia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-11-11 06:25 PM
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14. I hope the Chinese conterfeit them
so nobody, even the reich-wingers will trust them.
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doc03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-11-11 06:33 PM
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15. Why not they make commemorative coins for everything else,
that is preferable to having his mug on circulating currency.
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Motown_Johnny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-11-11 06:56 PM
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16. a coin?!?! How about a bill that you keep getting every year for the rest of your life instead?

The Ronald Wilson Reagan Commemorative Debt


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ErikJ Donating Member (480 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-11-11 07:16 PM
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17. Next Mt. Rushmore?
They are also trying to put him on Mt. Rushmore. The Reagan Legacy Project has huge corporate sponsors trying to deify Reagan to sainthood.

"The Reagan Legacy Project was formed in 1997 as a project of Americans for Tax Reform, a national taxpayer advocacy organization, itself started in 1986 to promote President Reagan's historic Tax Reform Act of that year.

"The mission of the Ronald Reagan Legacy Project is to honor the legacy of our 40th president, Ronald Reagan. The Reagan Legacy Project aims to fulfill its mission by naming significant public landmarks after President Reagan in the 50 states and over 3,000 counties of the United States, as well as in formerly communist countries across the world.

"On February 6, 1998, the Reagan Legacy Project succeeded in its first mission: to rename Washington's National Airport to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. This event was particularly significant as it occurred on Ronald Reagan's 87th birthday.

"Several months later, the Reagan Legacy Project was instrumental in enacting legislation in Florida to rename the state's turnpike to the Ronald Reagan Turnpike.

"Since those early successes, the Ronald Reagan Legacy Project has been involved in a number of naming projects across the country and overseas.

"The Ronald Reagan Legacy Project works with elected officials, including members of Congress, governors, mayors, state legislators and city council members, as well as the general public, in an effort to identify and further the naming of more landmarks in honor of President Reagan."
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FarLeftRage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-11-11 07:17 PM
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18. Fucking assholes!
Where are the fucking jobs, assholes?
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jp11 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-11-11 07:19 PM
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19. Do it, multiply the surcharge by 100 though.
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Brother Buzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-11-11 07:59 PM
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20. They give up on the dime?
For years, I understood the 'right' wanted to introduce a Ronnie-Boy dime to retire that socialist pinko Roosevelt's image, totally oblivious to the fact they were also damning the 'March of Dimes' at the same time.
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HopeHoops Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-12-11 09:30 AM
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21. At least he won't be on any real money.
Edited on Sat Feb-12-11 09:32 AM by HopeHoops
On Edit: Well, other than the quarter, but all of the presidents were treated equally there!

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tabasco Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-12-11 09:36 AM
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22. So, these are going to be Chinese coins?
That's where asswipe Reagan sent all of our money.
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olegramps Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-12-11 09:50 AM
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23. I would suggest Fool's Gold as being appropriate.
I think that it would be dandy to sell millions of them to the sucker Republicans. The reverse side should depict the Iran-Contra scandal.
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Doremus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-12-11 09:51 AM
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24. They'll be sold out in minutes.
Not because of Raygun's face but because his policies helped create an economy where people buy gold and silver coins in anticipation of trying to survive after the repukes have chewed us up and spit us out.

Yet another gift to thank him for. :mad: :mad:
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-12-11 09:54 AM
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25. it will always land on tails - the head side was the weak point
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