Saturday, January 20, 2007

New Dollar Coin to Debut in Houston, Chicago (Houston Chronicle, TX)

Houston will be one of two cities where a new series of presidential dollars will debut

Will they flip for Washington coin?

The eyes of third- and fourth-graders may grow as wide as silver dollars next week when a bewigged and costumed "living biographer" of George Washington strides into Poe Elementary to tout the U.S. Mint's new dollar coin, the first in a series honoring the nation's presidents.

The Houston children will be among the first Americans to view the coin, which is set to begin circulating Feb. 15. The coin, featuring the likeness of Washington on one side and the Statue of Liberty on the back, also will be unveiled in Chicago. . . .

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