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Steve Hoffman <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 14 Jan 2016 23:25:09 -0500
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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"!!!)

-Steve Hoffman
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
> --Steve Hoffman
> Takoma Park