Trump’s Challenge Coin with Roman Mars
When the new presidential challenge coin came out, a lot of people began sending 99pi and Roman links to this Washington Post article, recalling our episode on challenge coins:
The new coin (shown below) is quite garish, featuring three iterations of Trump’s name and a bump-out on the bottom that defies coin shape conventions. It also replaces “E pluribus unum” — a Latin phrase that means “Out of many, one” — with “Make America Great Again.”
But one could make a case that the design of the coin reflects the style of this particular president, and thus that it is, in fact, well-designed … at least in the sense of having its form fit its intended function.
For more on this president (and American legal history) be sure to tune into What Donald Trump Can Teach Us About Con Law, a podcast about constitutional law with Elizabeth Joh and Roman Mars.