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Re: Philosophers' Walk

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Sun, 11 Apr 1999 13:15:20 -0400

I have a couple of those coins already (I'm in NJ)...anyway thinking about coins
reminded me of money in general and greeting cards in particular (don't ask how my
mind works here)...anyway thanks to the mint, postoffice(stamps), and Hallmark,
artists by the hundreds have jobs!

San D

carla schiller wrote:

> I've been following Marcia and Ron's discussion in the third Philosphers'
> Walk, and I was interested in the side question raised, "What's the role
> of artworks on coins today?" Many old (and new) coins bear a likeness of
> a ruler, presumably to glorify the government (i.e. the ruler). Did you
> know that the U.S. mint is issuing a new series of quarters, that will
> commemorate each of the 50 states? The Delaware one has already been
> issued. The quarters will all show George Washington on the face (our
> first "ruler"), but the back will have a picture associated with the
> particular state. On the back of the Delaware coin is a picture of Cesar
> Rodney on a horse. *That* tradition goes back at least to Marcus Aurelius
> on his horse in Rome - a public monument to a ruler.
> --Carla
> Carla Schiller
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