We asked for your spectacular $1 trillion coin designs, and you answered! From Dr. Evil to John Maynard Keynes, Slate readers came through. Here are our favorite examples.
This hand-drawn coin by Theo Wallace reads like a great editorial cartoon.
Jim Sparks’ Joe Biden coin gave us a funny feeling inside.
Larry Summers Riding a Robot Unicorn, emailed by reader Maija Urrelo.
John Maynard Keynes got lots of love—we particularly like this version by Robert Jones, with its very appropriate obverse copy.
The Charmin corporate Twitter account got in on it with a surprisingly trenchant commentary on the disposability of American currency.
“In honor of our fiscal debate jumping the shark,” writes reader Jay Lewis.
Chris Gelke’s design is simple, iconic, and sort of perfect.
The advantage of minting Robert Rand’s Bill Gates coin is that the subject might actually be able to afford to buy it.
This design by Michael Beirnard is both absurdist and grimly realistic.
Patrick O’Leary’s Community coin comes with its own screenplay:
Tim Geithner: Starting with this toss: heads comes up, we use this coin to pay the debt.
Paul Ryan: Just so you know, Tim Geithner, you are now creating two different timelines.
Tim Geithner: Of course I am, Ryan.
We were so inspired by this suggestion from commenter enfermot that we went ahead and made it ourselves.
Twitter’s Troy Beckman is our overall favorite, though, with this masterful Dr. Evil/Obama mashup. Congratulations to everyone, and thanks for submitting!
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