Correct Currency
March 7, 2002 3:34 PM   Subscribe

Correct Currency I haven't seen any of these quarters yet, despite their apparent circulation of over two months, but I can't believe that they couldn't do enough QA to realize that they were making one obvious error and another one that most might not pick up on, but is incorrect nonetheless.
posted by whoshotwho (28 comments total)
 
The only good state quarters are the ones with trees. I have no clue why these things have been so unattractive.
posted by thirteen at 4:04 PM on March 7, 2002


Oddly enough, the trumpet does have a working spit valve. You have been warned.
posted by shinybeast at 4:06 PM on March 7, 2002


AND to top it off, the notes on the music are gibberish!
posted by tomplus2 at 4:07 PM on March 7, 2002


<sarcasm>
Maybe the artist modeled this guitar after one with a broken string. "It's on purpose!"
</sarcasm>

A little creative license is all we need... :)
posted by crankydoodle at 4:14 PM on March 7, 2002


I really doubt these are mistakes. Having the mouthpiece go on the other side of the valves would have made the thing less recognizable. And having a sixth string would have put a string on the edge of the fingerboard, making it impossible to see the fingerboard. Notice that the thickness of the strings is not to scale.

That having been said, yes they are ugly. Of course I'm in RI and we have the nicest one.
posted by Settle at 4:21 PM on March 7, 2002


two words : who cares?
posted by crunchland at 4:31 PM on March 7, 2002


Two more words: not me!
posted by zekinskia at 4:40 PM on March 7, 2002


And why can't we just put dead people on our most people. And why does Canada still have the Queen of England on their money?

Damn, glad I don't carry cash.
posted by benjh at 4:41 PM on March 7, 2002


If left-handed trumpets "made that way" exist - and the caption fully admits they do - then it's not an error.
posted by aaron at 4:46 PM on March 7, 2002


Also note:
How is the trumpet staying suspended in mid-air?... and what is holding up the music book?...and why are there big sharp stars flying around, won't those injure the musicians?...and where is the fiddle bow? How can anyone play without the bow? and...
posted by HTuttle at 4:52 PM on March 7, 2002


mistakes aside, the tennessee design is better than that of my state, which looks like (an) ass.
posted by grabbingsand at 4:53 PM on March 7, 2002


Nicer than any ass in Georgie, that's the sad part
posted by Settle at 5:01 PM on March 7, 2002


Nicer than any ass in Georgie, that's the sad part
posted by Settle at 5:03 PM on March 7, 2002


Brunching Shuttlecocks has design critiques of most of the released quarters (part 1/part 2/part 3).
posted by kirkaracha at 5:36 PM on March 7, 2002


The idea that anyone would look at a guitar the size of the one on the back of a quarter and notice, let alone care, that the guitar has the wrong number of strings is beyond belief. I mean, what's next, complaining that Picasso sometimes painted people with their noses in the wrong place?
posted by kindall at 5:37 PM on March 7, 2002


It's the definition of nitpicking, kindall. I'm sure they had to pick away a couple of nits to see the guitar strings closely enough to make this stunning indictment.

And what string is missing, by the way? Can they still play Smoke on the Water on it?
posted by Hildago at 5:41 PM on March 7, 2002


I don't think this quarter mistake is nearly as bad as the mistake on the back of the old green card. I think the new version fixes this, but on the last version (circa '96) there is a map of the US without the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. D'oh!
posted by mzanatta at 5:51 PM on March 7, 2002


benjh, because the Queen is still the head of state in Canada.
posted by nedrichards at 6:08 PM on March 7, 2002


Properly played, with the right amount of screaming, mud shark inspired distortion, you'd be able to play "Smoke On the Water" with two strings. Orange Blossom Special requires the same.
posted by gnz2001 at 8:46 PM on March 7, 2002


Don't forget, Keith Richards has made a decent career with only 5 strings. (Well, sometimes with only 5 strings.)
posted by one.louder.ash! at 9:29 PM on March 7, 2002


So what's the deal with US currency? Are all coins the same on one side and have an individual state design on the other? If so, that's like the Euro.
posted by salmacis at 1:05 AM on March 8, 2002


there is a map of the US without the Upper Peninsula of Michigan

mzanatta, I think Wisconsin considers that 'occupied territory'.
posted by HTuttle at 2:32 AM on March 8, 2002


Are all coins the same on one side and have an individual state design on the other? If so, that's like the Euro.

Just for this limited edition.
posted by HTuttle at 2:36 AM on March 8, 2002


Given Tennessee's reputation of poverty stricken hillbillies, I'd guess that there are lots of missing string guitars picking out Dueling Banjos and other hot-pickin tunes out in dem der hills.
posted by HTuttle at 2:44 AM on March 8, 2002


guitars picking out Dueling Banjos

a guitar is not a banjo, and as such it cannot assume the port of banjo and duel.
additionally, a banjo is a five-stringed instrument.
banjo, banjo, banjo.... repeat it enough and the word starts to tickle your brain.
posted by grabbingsand at 5:36 AM on March 8, 2002


What limited edition?
posted by salmacis at 5:37 AM on March 8, 2002


We had it FIRST damn it FIRST.... We'll get you euro...
posted by goneill at 7:10 AM on March 8, 2002


salmacis: Congress directed the mint to make 50 new quarter designs, one for each state, in the order of accession to the union. When they run through the 50, ending in 2008, they will probably return to a variant of the prior 'eagle' design for the reverse side.
posted by dhartung at 8:42 AM on March 8, 2002


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