Thursday, January 25, 2007

Collecting the presidents on $1 coins (Chicago Tribune, IL)

Closing in on completing her collection of quarters featuring the 50 states, 4th-grader Maura McDonagh found a new reason to search her father's change Wednesday.

"It's fun to know what all the presidents look like," she said, examining the first presidential $1 coin. "I can't wait to get the new coins."

More than 100 pupils at Bell Elementary, 3730 N. Oakley Ave., were among the first in the country to see the presidential series' first coin, which features George Washington. The new $1 coins will begin to trickle into local banks and cash registers beginning Feb. 15. . . .

Full story at:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/north/chi-0701250187jan25,1,3895269.story?coll=chi-newslocalnorth-hed

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