Double Denomination 1976 Bicentennial Quarter Struck On A Dime

An example of a model who was less enthused was Anna Willess Williams, who posed for the Morgan Dollar but did not want to be publicly identified.

Due to the fact that the early coins were designed with functionality in mind, they were neither elegant nor pretty.

On the other hand, in 1904, the president who was in office at the time, Theodore Roosevelt, demanded that the currency be both beautiful and valuable

This resulted in the president of the United States being pictured on money issued by the United States.

The first of these was Abraham Lincoln, who was born in 1909, which was the 100th anniversary of his birth.

Therefore, in 1932, which was two centuries after George Washington's birth, he was officially placed on the 25-cent coin, and he continues to hold that position to this day.

This established a precedent. However, 1976 was a momentous occasion, and the ARBC had begun making preparations for it in 1966, including the creation of a commemorative coin and a contest that would be held across the country.