After reading more and more about African Americans on coins or African American designers I have wondered about the process of choosing someone to be on a coin. I am also in total admiration for Daniel Carr for minting his own coin with the prototype he submitted for consideration to become a “legal tender coin.”
So I began to think about who, besides my mother, Sarah Calhoun, would I want on a coin. I want my mom because she was a tireless advocate of helping other people and bringing children to Sunday School. You will not, however, ever read about her in the history books like others who you might select.
I did decide that ,like the Duke Ellington on the quarter, I would want to put someone on a circulating coin rather than a Commemorative.
So dream a little and and tell me African American would you choose to be on a coin and why?