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Commemorative coin honoring Marilyn Monroe centennial in 2026

WillieBoyd2WillieBoyd2 Posts: 4,996 ✭✭✭✭✭

Marilyn Monroe, the greatest American movie actress, was born on June 1, 1926 which means that 2026 will be the centennial of her birth.

We should ask the Treasury Department to mint a commemorative coin.

Such a coin would be a "best seller" as opposed to the commemoratives honoring obscure persons or events.

Marilyn sings a numismatic song "One Silver Dollar" in the 1954 film "River of No Return":

Marilyn sings "One Silver Dollar" (Written by Ken Darby and Lionel Newman)

One silver dollar
Bright silver dollar
Changing hands, changing hands
Love is a shining dollar
Bright as a church bell's chime
Gambled and spent and wasted


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  • Very cool. I love to row boats too.maybe maryland can be friends with me

  • erscoloerscolo Posts: 353 ✭✭✭✭

    No thank you, no way! We have way more than enough dead people on coins. Yuck.

  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,385 ✭✭✭✭✭

    No I'll pass. Died too young but glad she did "some like it hot"

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  • Russell12Russell12 Posts: 168 ✭✭✭✭

    "greatest"? Naaaa

  • DreamcrusherDreamcrusher Posts: 209 ✭✭✭✭

    I personally do not think that Marilyn Monroe is a suitable subject for a commemorative coin but to each their own. You will need to start in Congress not the Treasury Department to get legislation for a commemorative coin passed. I am not sure but the two subjects for 2026 may have already been chosen. It took 5 years of fairly constant work to get legislation for the World War I Centennial Coin passed so be prepared for a lot of hard work.

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  • oih82w8oih82w8 Posts: 11,652 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Ok, hopefully someone with some artistic skill can make a good resemblance of her.

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  • NeophyteNumismatistNeophyteNumismatist Posts: 730 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 12, 2023 9:52AM

    Have to admit, more attractive IMO than Susan B.... But, I don't think I would be into it.

    However, If the Mint were to use images from Bern Stern's "last sitting" series... they would sellout instantly with much controversy! THAT I will guarantee! :D

    (Important note: if you decide to Google these images, you may want to make sure there are no children (or wives) around)

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  • jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 30,320 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Greatest American actress???

    We found a fan boy!

  • She isn't exactly culturally relevant anymore.
    Post some commemorative women.

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