The US Mint, having already ensured that someday we will handle a dollar coin emblazoned with the face of Gerald Ford, is now giving in to whiny bleeding-heart types by putting all the Presidents’ wives on some coins. Half-ounce gold coins of no denomination that will not circulate. Fun fact:
For example, Thomas Jefferson was widowed when he took office, so the coin that would have portrayed his wife will instead show the flowing-haired effigy of Lady Liberty that was on the half-cent coin at the time.
We guess a Sally Hemings coin would’ve been impolitic. But is it too much to ask that James Buchanan’s coin feature former Vice President William “Miss Nancy” King?