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Could Amelia Earhart be a face on U.S. currency?

Yes, if it was a limited run paper or coin.
- 2 (11.8%)
Yes! On one of the more frequently-used paper notes.
- 4 (23.5%)
Yes, on a high-value denomination that most people aren't likely to ever see.
- 0 (0%)
Yes, but only on a coin.
- 3 (17.6%)
No. That is far too unlikely to ever happen. Sorry.
- 8 (47.1%)

Total Members Voted: 17

Voting closed: November 23, 2013, 02:44:07 PM


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Gabriel Arthur Petrie

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Could Amelia Earhart be a face on U.S. currency?
« on: July 26, 2013, 03:44:07 PM »

Sorry if this subject seems impertinent, wasteful, or foolish to anyone. At least let me explain the background: recently, a woman in the UK led protests to successfully have author Jane Austen featured on the 10-pound note (replacing Charles Darwin).

I couldn't help but wonder if Amelia Earhart might ever grace the halo of a denomination here in the United States.

I thought this might be the right place to ask people about that possibility. I know that TIGHAR is a serious, scientific organization with real goals depending on facts and observations. Still, I felt that this was the most fitting place to ask this question, because I can't think of any group of people more interested in the personage in question.

Sorry if anyone here feels that the subject is inappropriate.
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Chris Johnson

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Re: Could Amelia Earhart be a face on U.S. currency?
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2013, 03:49:58 PM »

Why not?
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Andrew M McKenna

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Re: Could Amelia Earhart be a face on U.S. currency?
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2013, 04:32:45 PM »

Only if she gets elected President.....
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Bruce Thomas

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Re: Could Amelia Earhart be a face on U.S. currency?
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2013, 05:55:20 PM »

... Franklin wasn't a president - but obviously was a founding father.  Currency seems reserved to that level so far in our history and I have the feeling that may remain.
Hamilton on the $10 bill: neither a president nor a true founding father (but the first Treasury Secretary).
LTM,

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Tim Mellon

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Re: Could Amelia Earhart be a face on U.S. currency?
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2013, 06:47:03 PM »

And Hamilton authored a majority of the Federalist Papers, so important in the creation of our Constitution.

Tim
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James Champion

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Re: Could Amelia Earhart be a face on U.S. currency?
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2013, 08:52:36 AM »

Why wait for the US Treasury?

TIGHAR could always mint Amelia and Noonan silver bullion coins to sell as a fundraising item. Other organizations have done the same. Of course it could cost more than the effort would be worth.
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