U.S. Mint Rejects D.C. Quarter

Turns out, the U.S. Mint took less than twenty-four hours to reject a proposed “state quarter” design offered to Washington, D.C. that included the city’s official motto, “Taxation Without Representation.” (Note, though, that the Federal District’s official motto is “Justicia Omnibus”; while the city and the federal district are coterminous, they are overlapping and not the same level of government and the federal district’s motto was put in place by Congress.) Apparently, the “Taxation Without Representation” issue, although a classic political “slow burn,” is still too hot for the Mint to handle and they won’t put it on our money.

“Bitch set me up” might still work, though.

Burt Likko

Pseudonymous Portlander. Homebrewer. Atheist. Recovering litigator. Recovering Republican. Recovering Catholic. Recovering divorcé. Recovering Former Editor-in-Chief of Ordinary Times. House Likko's Words: Scite Verum. Colite Iusticia. Vivere Con Gaudium.