Wayne Pearson passed along these refinements to his earlier design ideas for coins to mark the 2026 semiquincentennial of U.S. independence.
Cent: Based on a so called dollar
Five Cents: Based on the back of the Franklin half dollar 1948-63
Dime: based on non-circulating commemorative coin by Marcel Jovine
Quarter: based on non-circulating commemorative coin by Thomas Cleveland
Half Dollar: Heptagon Shape
Dollar: Based on the Brenner Wheat Cent 1909-58
The half dollar is a heptagon shape so we could make them 27.5 mm like the U.K. so the vending machine industry could accept them. Design concept taken from:
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
2026 INDEPENDENCE COMMEMORATIVE IDEAS
Wayne Homren, Editor
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