I probably should've held my tongue on this as
frankly, having not paid much attention to these
coins one way or the other, I didn't realize so
many Twain non-profits were involved in the
project and benefit from the sale of the coins. I
guess at heart I'm just not a "commemorative coin"
kinda guy. I generally don't find them attractive,
and typically ignore all those ads one sees for
them in magazines and whatnot. In this case, I
hope thousands of folks buy 'em if it benefits the
museums and such; I myself will happily contribute
directly to the institutions if solicited although
I don't plan to buy any coins.
And yes of course "In God We Trust" is mandated by
law on U.S. currency (though I don't think the law
forbids adding "All Others Pay Cash"!!!)
Takoma Park MD man wrote:
> I agree with Peter Salwen's critique of the
> commemorative coins:
> They look kinda cheesy.
> What's up with pipe rather than cigar (if you're
> gonna show Twain smoking).
> And I could have done without the "in God We
> Trust" unless they went ahead and added "ALL
> OTHERS PAY CASH" ;-)
> --Steve Hoffman
> Takoma Park