I seem to remember a poll from some years ago, wherein people were asked, "if you could meet anyone in history, who would it be?" The top two responses were Jesus of Nazareth and Abraham Lincoln. Benjamin Franklin gets his face on the hundred-dollar bill, Andrew Jackson on the twenty, but Lincoln only rates a five? Oh, yeah--he got the penny too. That makes up for it.
Well, I'll give you that. Frequency of circulation counts, though I'd rather see a direct equation of value with the man. If that makes any sense. It would've been interesting to sit in on the discussions of who would be on what bill, and why. I have a handful of two-dollar bills put away somewhere. Susan B. Anthony's profile is also secure. Out of sight, out of mind. Jefferson's image had a brief revival with the re-design of the nickel, which is something at least. I wanted to ask you: do you collect the dollar coins? Every so often a new one comes out. I haven't looked for any since the lovely Sacagawea coins of 2000. Today's offerings aren't nearly as fetching. Nobody uses them as currency, so perhaps they're valued as an investment. They are today's two-dollar bills, I suppose.