Dick Johnson's query, "Whose portrait has appeared on coins and medals more than any other?" generated a number of responses. -EditorJeff Starck writes:
Having just written about Lord Nelson for a future Coin World feature, I'd have to say he is featured prominently on dozens and dozens of coins and medals, mostly medals, and even a bank note.
As for coins, Queen Elizabeth II has to be tops, if not Lincoln, given the sheer volume of coins depicting her.
Good points. And where would Queen Victoria rank?
By the way, Dick Johnson's list was originally numbered, but the numbering wasn.t displayed for some readers. Here's the list again, with numbers. -Editor
An aside, The Numismatist in 1957 ran a multi-page article about Lafayette medals. He's certainly among the most honored, as is Lindbergh. Speaking of Lucky Lindy, the Missouri Historical Society has a great collection of Lindbergh's items, including dozens and dozens of medals bestowed to him. I visited the exhibit in May when I went home, and I could visit it again and again - beautiful pieces.
Wayne Homren, Editor
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