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Beyonce $20 Gold Pattern by solderingironofjusti
Beyonce $20 Gold Pattern
I loved collecting coins as a kid. They weren't just fodder for geeks (but it takes one to know one, let me tell you.) Old coins are history, nostalgia, art, and treasure. College and living expenses forced me to part ways with most of my pieces, but it also gave me skills to resurrect the past (Sort of.)

In the 19th century, most American coins featured a woman on the front, depicted as Lady Liberty (our secular goddess) and an eagle, shield, or laurel wreath on the back. They also came in funny amounts like half cents, half dimes, trimes, half eagles and double eagles. We were also required by the Constitution to use gold and silver as legal tender, keeping wealth in the hands of the people, and the value of money tied to the natural world. In other words, Gold + Silver = Unf*ckwithable Economy.

In addition to the ol' Federal Reserve Switcharoo, the 20th century saw several well-liked American presidents turn 100 (Lincoln in 1909), 200 (Washington in 1932), die in office (Roosevelt in 1945) or get quantumly untangled (Kennedy in 1963.) What were planned to be one- one two-year tributes (like Bicentennial Quarters) became permanent. Gold (1932), silver (1964), and even copper (1982) were deemed too valuable compared to the dollar, and were replaced with cheaper substitutes. What you could have once bought with a penny saved (and therefore earned) now costs a dollar (on your credit card, with interest, because your slackin' ass didn't want to be a Doctor of Law.)

Anyway, this is how I imagine America's valiant return to All of the Pretty with None of the Ugly. I'll Keep dreaming.

Media Credits
Coin Pattern Concept by me, John Robert Baccile
Coin Template from GraphicRiver ($4 and totally worth it!)
Beyoncé portrait adapted from photograph by Tony Duran, ©2007.
Phoenix image adapted from artwork by unknown artist.


John Sequitur
Artist | Design & Interfaces
United States
Current Residence: Charlotte's Web, NC
I mean, come on - my avatar's flipped upside down and inside out and everything (chromatically speaking, that is.) What else could it mean?

It's all part of my top-secret project code-named Operation Open a Doorway to An Evil Parallel Universe. While I'm not at liberty to discuss the intimate details regarding my aspirations for this project, I can tell you that so far, all I've managed to to was open a doorway to an evil parallel website. Yes, a virtual warehouse of my early works and occasional graphic design projects I'm not too busy and/or lazy to post. Think of it as being akin to the Secret Government Warehouse at the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark. In other words, feel to grab a crowbar - a virtual one, that is (`cause it's a virtual warehouse, jenius!) and dig through the gallery awhile. Then, feel free to take a ride through the trans-dimensional time portal located at the end of this entry. Hey, whaddaya know...

2003 (you are here) > :iconsolderingironofjusti: :iconbarefootphotography: < 2011
  • Mood: Enjoying The Show
  • Listening to: Ancient Melodies of the Future
  • Reading: Complete Idiot's Guide to Parallel Universes
  • Watching: Evil Television
  • Playing: Evil Nintendo
  • Eating: Evil Cheesesteak
  • Drinking: Evil Soda

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barefootphotography Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2008  Professional Photographer
We've talked about this... your not real. My psychiatrist said so.
TomWilcox Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2005
Thanks for adding me to your Friends list.

jesusbuddy7 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2005  Professional Photographer
you are amazing... i'll see if i can't get some more people to come visit you...
breivik Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2005   Digital Artist
Thanks for adding me to your devlist :D
jesusbuddy7 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2005  Professional Photographer
you are really good. why do you not have more page views, or people watching you?!?!?! man! you keep up your amazing style.
Zendar Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2005   Photographer
hey john! thank you so much for watching me and faving my work! means a lot. take care, zen
whosclimbing Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2005
hi there welcome to DA. you have a pretty interetsing gallery :D
WingsAF1ame4 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2004
hey! now you are on deviantart too! yay!
solderingironofjusti Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2004   Interface Designer
kittie from xanga right?
WingsAF1ame4 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2004
right... exactly right
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