Apparently the U.S. Federal Reserve didn't get the memo. Coins are so "Treasure Island."
Thursday the new gold $1 coin, which is larger and thicker than a quarter, was released to the public bearing the likeness of George Washington. The Mint hopes this new $1 coin program, which rotates presidents every three months, will be as successful as the 50-state quarter program, USA Today reported. . . .
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