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Topic Title: 2016 Native American Dollar Design Candidates (Poll Added)
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Created On: 3/14/2014 9:47 AM
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 3/14/2014 9:47 AM
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(Just copied this thread and added a poll)

I just saw these 2016 Native American Dollar design candidates in the Mint News Blog.
Most of them are pretty bad. However I REALLY LIKE #1 through #3 (which are all similar)
I suppose my favorite is #3 with that eagle design and the frosting that adds relief.

The ones from #4 on are just too literal for my taste (which is a mistake the USMint seems to make a lot these days)

I love the Eagle Design in #1 through #3 ... that is a GREAT new rendition of our national bird.
And I thought I had seen all the good eagle designs.
It almost has an art deco like appeal (something you might have seen in the 1920's or 1930's, which is probably why I like it)

Just curious which design you would vote for?

My vote is for #3 or #1 or #2 as alternates -- any of the top 3 would be fine with me.


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Why not just let an Native American artist create the design?? This design by committee never produces real art. Cheers, RickO
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<< Why not just let an Native American artist create the design?? This design by committee never produces real art. Cheers, RickO >>



I love that idea!
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None of the above - all very uninspired clipart designs.

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Whats with all the world war 2 themes? Haven't they made about 50 boring coins dealing with that already?


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<< Whats with all the world war 2 themes? Haven't they made about 50 boring coins dealing with that already? >>



This coin is honoring the "code talkers" in WW1 and 2.

From Wikipedia ...

Code talkers were people who used obscure languages as a means of secret communication during wartime. The term is now usually associated with the United States soldiers during the world wars who used their knowledge of Native-American languages as a basis to transmit coded messages. In particular, there were approximately 400-500 Native Americans in the United States Marine Corps whose primary job was the transmission of secret tactical messages. Code talkers transmitted these messages over military telephone or radio communications nets using formal or informally developed codes built upon their native languages. Their service improved communications in terms of speed of encryption at both ends in front line operations during World War II.

The name code talkers is strongly associated with bilingual Navajo speakers specially recruited during World War II by the Marines to serve in their standard communications units in the Pacific Theater. Code talking, however, was pioneered by Choctaw Indians serving in the U.S. Army during World War I. These soldiers are referred to as Choctaw code talkers.

Other Native American code talkers were deployed by the United States Army during World War II, including Cherokee, Choctaw, Lakota[1] Meskwaki, and Comanche soldiers. Soldiers of Basque ancestry were used for code talking by the U.S. Marines during World War II in areas where other Basque speakers were not expected to be operating.

Navajo was an attractive choice for code use because few people outside the Navajo themselves had ever learned to speak the language. Virtually no books in Navajo had ever been published.
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<< Why not just let an Native American artist create the design?? This design by committee never produces real art. Cheers, RickO >>



Sounds like a good idea to me.
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<< None of the above - all very uninspired clipart designs. >>


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<< Why not just let an Native American artist create the design?? This design by committee never produces real art. Cheers, RickO >>





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My thoughts about ALL of the designs:





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<< Why not just let an Native American artist create the design?? This design by committee never produces real art. Cheers, RickO >>

Because a Native American artist with even just a modicum of talent is likely to come up with a design that puts to shame the designs that committee has been approving for this series and commems.

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Because a Native American artist with even just a modicum of talent is likely to come up with a design that puts to shame the designs that committee has been approving for this series and commems.

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They keep coming up with garbage like this they need to get new jobs somewhere doing something productive.



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<< Why not just let an Native American artist create the design?? This design by committee never produces real art. Cheers, RickO >>



And think we all would take more interest in the series. Small dollars seem to be a loser all around.

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<<

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Because a Native American artist with even just a modicum of talent is likely to come up with a design that puts to shame the designs that committee has been approving for this series and commems.

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Would love to see what The Big Chief Will Sampson would come up with. Most know him from One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest, Col. J might recall him from a previous Oregonian/Keysian incarnation via Nicholson/McClaine but Sampson was an accomplished painter.

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I voted for "none of the above"! I agree with all of the other detesters, but it really doesn't matter to me what they do because I don't buy "ANY" of mint crap anyway!

I am convinced there will "NEVER" "EVER" be another pretty coin made here in the good ole USA!!!!

Those days are gone forever!

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 3/14/2014 5:55 PM
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This series has loser written all over it.

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The US Mint is still fighting World War II.



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Youre on to something. With all the novel stuff ( Guitar shaped , Eiffel Tower shaped, Painted, Jeweled, Multi Metal, etc )
coming out of foreign mints, its like a World Coin War.

Let them keep lobbing out crap product. We can all just walk away.

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<< My thoughts about ALL of the designs:



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Ditto!

When I scrolled down and saw the tops of the coin I thought hey now and then it moved to the bottom. Same old Mint. Indians in helmets. Mediocrity on parade.

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