U.S. is 'behind the times' and should put a woman on paper money, Women In Numismatics president says

Charmy Harker spoke to Coin World during the 2015 CSNS show
By , Coin World
Published : 04/28/15
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The president of Women In Numismatics supports the Women on 20s effort and says a historical woman should be placed on a piece of small-denonimation U.S. paper money. 

Charmy Harker, who as a coin dealer and show regular is known as The Penny Lady, spoke to Coin World on April 23 on the bourse floor of the 2015 Central States Numismatic Society convention in Schaumburg, Ill. 

In addition to voicing her support for the Women on 20s effort and labeling the U.S. as "behind the times" in terms of putting a woman on heavily circulated coins and paper money (she acknowledged the minting of dollar coins featuring Susan B. Anthony and Sacagawea but said those coins "were not a big hit"), Harker even said which woman she would like to see in circulation.

Watch the video as posted to the Coin World YouTube channel:


Keep reading about the Women on 20s effort:

Women on 20s idea to replace Andrew Jackson on $20 reaches Senate

Susan Sarandon backs effort to put a woman on $20 FRN

Top Chef host latest to tweet support for Women on 20s

Obama responds to girl who wants women on coins and notes

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