Talk:Pilgrim Tercentenary half dollar
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Background section too long
The "background" section does not need to cover the history of the Pilgrims, which has almost nothing to do with the coin, just to refer to the main article. On the other hand, it might be useful to connect it to the colonial revival and nativist trends at the time. With, of course, reliable sources. --Macrakis (talk) 17:53, 3 June 2016 (UTC)
- Many of the articles on the classic US commemoratives have a background section. For one thing, it helps explain who Bradford was.--Wehwalt (talk) 17:59, 3 June 2016 (UTC)
- I certainly agree that the background section should connect features of the coin, notably Bradford and the Mayflower, to their origins. A couple of sentences briefly explaining what they are and linking to their full articles is enough. It is generally a bad idea to repeat information that is easily found in the full article and which is only peripherally related to the article's topic, in this case, a coin, not the voyage of the Mayflower or the theology of the Pilgrims.
- As I say above, on the other hand, more historical context on the issuance of the coin is relevant here. For example, we don't even mention in the current version how important the Mayflower is to the foundation story of the US. I'll see if I can fix that. --Macrakis (talk) 17:38, 5 June 2016 (UTC)