I think Lex made this suggestion a few months ago. Today I remembered the idea when a blogger (I forget who) suggested putting Reagan’s likeness on a dollar coin.
We should put him on the dime. Reagan was the best president since at least FDR, so the honor is deserved. Dollar coins are infrequently used and have become the province of politically correct minor figures. Even the JFK half-dollar is rarely used. But the dime is ubiquitous, it’s already used for honoring a major figure, and it is what Reagan deserves.
I predict Republicans will not have the fortitude to see a political effort to put Reagan on the dime through to its conclusion. I suspect they’ll try to take the easy way out and go for the dollar instead. Maybe I’m wrong about this, but a grass-roots campaign for the Reagan dime might help the pols do the right thing.
UPDATE: Lex reminds me that the discussion about the dime was in response to this post at Iain Murray’s blog.
UPDATE2: Some people want to put Reagan’s likeness on the ten-dollar bill.