The Big Bad Coloring Thread! Jul 24, 2020 9:27:37 GMT
Post by juicymcduck on Jul 24, 2020 9:27:37 GMT
I've managed to locate a precise quote from Don Rosa by myself, and he certainly seems to think that all the coins in Scrooge's bin are American money:
"As I've said on this forum before, if my stories were printed in Italia as *I* intended (and as Barks would have intended his stories be printed), $crooge's Money Bin would NOT have been filled with gold coins. The whole idea, the entire joke, behind Barks' idea for the Money Bin is that it is filled with common "pocket change"... primarilly ordinary American nickels, dimes, quarters, half-dollars and silver dollars... low-denomination silver-colored coins... NOT valuable gold coins. The joke is "Yow! This guy is SO cheap that he has an entire 3 cubic acre vault of pocket change!!!"
So, the coins in "my" Money Bin (and Barks') are silver (with a sprinkling of copper pennies). Not gold." (That's from a 2012 post on the Italian Papersera forum.)
Now he's certainly entitled to his opinion -- and it does make sense -- but are we certain that ALL money in the bin is American? Is it a Barksian fact, or just something Don assumes? Also, do we have an actual source (rather than hearsay) on how Barks wanted the coins in the bin to look like?