Is it just me, or is this the ugliest coin in US numismatic history? I got a couple of these at Penn Station this evening, and they remind me of nothing so much as a carnival token. Washington’s mouth is a grim slash that looks like a hatchet mark on a piece of wood. There’s no depth, the inscription at the bottom is totally unreadable at actual size. And the “$1” on the back is just tacky.
The nice thing about Philadelphia is it’s of a very manageable size for walking. A “full featured” town that has all the amenities and attractions, yet you can get to all the good stuff just on foot. Last week we spent a couple of days there, and here are some of the sights.