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Influential cultural icons such as Martin Luther King Jr., Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Nellie McClung, Rosa Parks, etc. should be on our respective countries' monies (bills/coins) instead of just monarchs or those elected in office; we are a people, not a government, amirite?

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The thing is, many of those people on our currency helped make us the nation we are. George Washington, Abe Lincoln, they all contributed something great to this country. And we do honor the people you've listed. Giving someone a day out of the year can be much more respectful than printing their face on material that tends to get crumpled up in pockets and sat on.

Anonymous +4Reply

Way to name a bunch of fuckheads.

Anonymous +2Reply

maybe instead of changing it forever, they could make collectibles. like right now here in canada we have olympic quarters. also when Nunavut was made a province we got an inukshuk on the quarters for a while

rosinbackriders avatar rosinbackrider Yeah You Are +1Reply

Gandhi is on a few rupee bills

Anonymous +1Reply

Hey, we Brits have Darwin and some woman who helped children in prisons, so we actually do :)

@AgaDoo Hey, we Brits have Darwin and some woman who helped children in prisons, so we actually do :)

I never took "Faces on different nations' currencies 101," so perhaps many do, in which case: rock on!

Anonymous 0Reply

LOL How trivial a thought is this. Maybe Luigi from Mario Brothers should get his picture on money. What about Fred Flintsone?
Why don't we just pick a famous person from every race and spread them out on money.
Wait! If "in God we trust" why not have God on money?
There is only so many monetary units. Why not do a black history on quarters like they did wht the states in America?
Then next we can do famous Chinese, then famous Canadiens, Then famous Eskimos and so on and so on...........

Anonymous +1Reply
@LOL How trivial a thought is this. Maybe Luigi from Mario Brothers should get his picture on money. What about Fred...

Maybe you shouldn't have commented that. I would much rather have influential figures from history on our money than some guys who got elected into office. Well, Aberaham Lincoln is OK. But the other guys, nah. We should replace them on our currency. (I am talking US American currency in general.) I wouldn't mind having Martin Luther King on the $50 bill. Or one dollar bill. Or $100 bill.

Lazynezs avatar Lazynez Yeah You Are 0Reply
@LOL How trivial a thought is this. Maybe Luigi from Mario Brothers should get his picture on money. What about Fred...

In regards to Anonymous' comment, obviously Fred Flintstone doesn't belong on a bill. I mentioned real heroes in my post, you knew what this post's context of influential was.

Anonymous 0Reply
@In regards to Anonymous' comment, obviously Fred Flintstone doesn't belong on a bill. I mentioned real heroes in my...

@62016 (Steve): The post didn't say certain political figures, just influential people. How many people are influenced by Superman or some other fictional hero? An author who inspired someone else. Someone who gave them hope or inspiration to do something good with their lives.
The point is we would have a holiday every day and 3 dollar bils and 15 cent pieces and a 9 dollar coin to appease the posters request.
Quit overlooking the point and read the whole thing before you gripe.

Anonymous 0Reply
@@62016 (Steve): The post didn't say certain political figures, just influential people. How many people are...

Like I just wrote, I mentioned several important heroes that gave the reader an idea of the type of people I meant. And, no, obviously it would be impractical to have a day and bill dedicated to every single hero, calm down. I never suggested that. Please read the whole thing before you gripe.

Anonymous 0Reply
@Like I just wrote, I mentioned several important heroes that gave the reader an idea of the type of people I meant...

I did read it. Over exaggeration is one way to make a point. I'm saying how can you seperate influential people to make only a few important enough to be placed on currency?

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@LOL How trivial a thought is this. Maybe Luigi from Mario Brothers should get his picture on money. What about Fred...

Steve, I don't think you have any say whatsoever in our currency, and I agree, this is trivial. Also, a lot of patriotic people LIKE how we have other patriotic people on our bills.

Anonymous 0Reply
@Steve, I don't think you have any say whatsoever in our currency, and I agree, this is trivial. Also, a lot of...

Why not? I think everyone should be allowed to have their say. I wasn't singling out just your country (ahem, Nellie McClung isn't American -- LOL). And clearly some people are willing to disagree with your last sentence.

Anonymous 0Reply

I'm not saying we shouldn't 'honour' our respective countries' forefathers (and foremothers) by "printing their face on material that tends to get crumpled up in pockets and sat on." But there are others that deserve their time on money. Also, isn't there already Presidents' day?

Anonymous 0Reply

You're right, I want to see Simon Cowell on British Bank notes.

He helped make this country how it is today. Shit.

Just wait. Obama will be on a $25 dollar bill as soon as he gets out of office.

Lazynezs avatar Lazynez Yeah You Are 0Reply

Ben Franklin was never president, yet he snagged the $100

Anonymous 0Reply
@Ben Franklin was never president, yet he snagged the $100

Also have to note Susan B. Anthony and Sacagawea

Anonymous 0Reply

I think this is an amazing idea. You just helped to restore my faith in America.

Anonymous 0Reply
@I think this is an amazing idea. You just helped to restore my faith in America.

And I, a Canadian, did it all the way from Canada! Is there anything we can't do?

Anonymous +1Reply
@Beat America? Maybe that's one. . .

In anything other than Hockey. And from the way you obsess over hockey, the men's game shouldn't have been so close. I don't think Canada has much to gloat about. From what I hear from several people who visited Vancouver, the mts. were beautiful. The city? Definitely not that hot

Anonymous -1Reply
@In anything other than Hockey. And from the way you obsess over hockey, the men's game shouldn't have been so...

I don't see how this led to a Canada vs. U.S. debate, but anyway there's no need to get so patriotic. Both countries are special in their own way. Hockey is a game, which anyone can win. It doesn't matter that Canada won, the game was so close as it is. Both countries did very well.

Having been to Vancouver, I'd disagree. There's the homeless issue and Hastings Street, but it's generally quite cozy and peaceful; just like basically every other city in North America.

Anonymous 0Reply

LOL How trivial a thought is this. Maybe Luigi from Mario Brothers should get his picture on money. What about Fred Flintsone?
Why don't we just pick a famous person from every race and spread them out on money.
Wait! If "in God we trust" why not have God on money?
There is only so many monetary units. Why not do a black history on quarters like they did wht the states in America?
Then next we can do famous Chinese, then famous Canadiens, Then famous Eskimosand so on and so on...........

Anonymous 0Reply

Who is Nelly McLung?

@NO3exclamationpoints Who is Nelly McLung?

(NO!!!): Maybe he meant Nellie McClung? I know she's some important Canadian, we talked about her in school one day. I don't know much about her because I'm American not Canadian.

@Sadie (NO!!!): Maybe he meant Nellie McClung? I know she's some important Canadian, we talked about her in school one...

Yeah, I think I meant "Nellie McClung" too... seeing as I wrote it. She's no one, really. No one at all.

Anonymous 0Reply
@Yeah, I think I meant "Nellie McClung" too... seeing as I wrote it. She's no one, really. No one at all.

Is that sarcastic? I know that Nellie McClung was an important feminist and activist. Let's see what it says online:
"Nellie McClung, born Nellie Letitia Mooney (20 October 1873 – 1 September 1951) was a Canadian feminist, politician, and social activist. She was a part of the social and moral reform movements prevalent in Western Canada in the early 1900s. She was also the grandmother of outspoken Alberta judge John McClung."

@Oh, 'no', I was definitely not being sarcastic. ;)

I don't appreciate your sarcasm Steve. Save it for MLIA.

Anonymous 0Reply
@I don't appreciate your sarcasm Steve. Save it for MLIA.

also, why would we want a Canadian on our currency. please, enlighten me

Anonymous 0Reply
@also, why would we want a Canadian on our currency. please, enlighten me

I appreciated my sarcasm, so it stays.

@62107 (Anonymous): I don't know why you'd want to have a Canadian on your currency. Unfortunately I can't enlighten you since I never suggested it.

Anonymous 0Reply

Why would Gandhi be on dollar bills?...He helped out India, not us... or am I mistaken? x-x

You yanks need to get Darwin on your bills :D

Lexs avatar Lex Yeah You Are 0Reply

I want to see a country that puts Guy Fawkes somewhere. ie money instead of ghandi

Anonymous 0Reply

The people on bills were patriotic and contributed greatly to American Society. So of those people didn't do anything specific for America, they lived here for a short period of time at the most. Technically, some of the people the OP listed could be on any countries currency. We want people who contributed to America and are considered "American" to be our nations representatives on our money

Anonymous 0Reply
@The people on bills were patriotic and contributed greatly to American Society. So of those people didn't do...

I don't think that he meant America's currency specifically. He listed a bunch of prominent heroes from different courntries. Each country should pick the heroes that influenced their specific country. Presidents (and other leaders) can remain on the currency, but some other important heroes who were not necessarily political leaders should be honored too.

Sorbuss avatar Sorbus Yeah You Are 0Reply
@Sorbus I don't think that he meant America's currency specifically. He listed a bunch of prominent heroes from different...

So how often would you changed the currency? I'm sure many people deserve to be on a currency.
In my opinion the government makes the money and should decide who goes on it.
Let the rest be remembered on a stamp or plate.
Long live Spock!

Anonymous 0Reply
@So how often would you changed the currency? I'm sure many people deserve to be on a currency. In my opinion the...

I don't know, I'm not in public administration. Currencies should be changed whenever they should be changed. As for the government deciding, there's something called democracy, see?

Anonymous 0Reply
@I don't know, I'm not in public administration. Currencies should be changed whenever they should be changed. As...

Democracy. hahaha What country are you from and is it really a democray?
Money flows to whoever rich people want to support. Money makes laws. Money is power. Doesn't matter what form of government.

Anonymous 0Reply
@Democracy. hahaha What country are you from and is it really a democray? Money flows to whoever rich people want to...

I'd say the country I currently reside in is quite democratic, but this debate is about the faces on currencies not about corruption.

Anonymous 0Reply
@I'd say the country I currently reside in is quite democratic, but this debate is about the faces on currencies not...

I wasn't changing the subject. Even if you got enough people to sign for it it would never go through unless the government wanted it. Everything is bought and sold.

Anonymous 0Reply

I think sports figures and hollywood are bigger influences than those people.
The thing is there are way more influential people than anyone of us could name.
Mother Theresa probably did more than all the ones you named put together but hasn't been talked about.
Roberto Clemente was as influential as anyone.
Just my examples of influential people. They may not be big names but they influenced a lot of people nonetheless.

Anonymous 0Reply
@I think sports figures and hollywood are bigger influences than those people. The thing is there are way more...

(IsaidWhat?): This post isn't about which icons deserve it more. I obviously couldn't fit in every name in the post. It's about the idea of looking past politicians. That said, I wouldn't consider many Hollywood types to be 'influential' under the context of this post.

Anonymous 0Reply
@(IsaidWhat?): This post isn't about which icons deserve it more. I obviously couldn't fit in every name in the...

But I believe the persons on the coins put in more than a year or two of effort. They didn't have cameras catching them and promoting them.
You have to admit being the first president must have been a huge weight to put on ones shoulders. If it went badly who knows if we would have some other system now.

Anonymous 0Reply
@(IsaidWhat?): This post isn't about which icons deserve it more. I obviously couldn't fit in every name in the...

But I believe the persons on the coins put in more than a year or two of effort. They didn't have cameras catching them and promoting them. It shouldn't be based on being a one hit wonder.
You have to admit being the first president must have been a huge weight to put on ones shoulders. If it went badly who knows if we would have some other form of government now in the U.S.

Anonymous 0Reply
@But I believe the persons on the coins put in more than a year or two of effort. They didn't have cameras catching...

(IsaidWhat?): I wouldn't say the type of influential icons I'm talking about are one hit wonders. Yes, the first leader of anything is important, but so are other people.

Anonymous 0Reply

Rosa Parks didn't start the civil rights movement she just got the fame.
Her action was not the first of its kind: Irene Morgan, in 1946, and Sarah Louise Keys, in 1955, had won rulings before the U.S. Supreme Court and the Interstate Commerce Commission respectively in the area of interstate bus travel. Nine months before Parks refused to give up her seat, 15-year-old Claudette Colvin refused to move from her seat on the same bus system. But unlike these previous individual actions of civil disobedience.
In 1944, athletic star Jackie Robinson took a similar stand in a confrontation with a United States Army officer in Fort Hood, Texas, refusing to move to the back of a bus. Robinson was brought before a court-martial, which acquitted him.

Anonymous 0Reply

The smiley face has been around for ages and is an influential icon.
I vote the smiley face be put on a 1,000 monetary unit everywhere!

Anonymous 0Reply

Actually I'm pretty sure before George Washington was president he was a pretty big deal because he kind of lead us to independence... I'm pretty sure people like him deserve to be on money. It's not the the presidents are on money to be worshipped, it's because they have accomplished great things for our people.

melxindieex3sbs avatar melxindieex3sb Yeah You Are 0Reply

a) notes are used to represent certain amounts of the countries treasury, you could go to the treasury and trade in dollar bills or rupees or whatever for gold
b)gandhi hated black people, he thought they were savages

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