Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Dollar coins are impractical and useless (The Daily Collegian, Penn State)

Oh boy. Here we go again.

Last Thursday the United States Mint released the new George Washington $1 coin into circulation, which is to be the first in a series of gold dollars commemorating each deceased American president. Four new presidential coins will be released each year until 2016. The coins have the same weight, size, and metal composition specifications as the Sacagawea gold dollar that was introduced in 2000.

Remember those Sacagawea gold dollars? By now they're probably collecting dust at the bottom of a drawer somewhere alongside a shoe horn and an empty cassette case. . . .

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