Saturday, February 17, 2007

Hail to the new $1 coin (Chicago Sun-Times)

Mint hopes presidential change will do gold-colored dollar good

Move over, Sacagawea. Here's George.
The new $1 coin, stamped with an image of George Washington, made its national debut Thursday. Around downtown Chicago, however, the shiny gold-colored coin went largely unnoticed.

When presented with two coins, a McDonald's cashier barely glanced at them as she dropped them in the register, counted out change and thrust forth a bag of warm fries -- all in about eight seconds. . . .

Full story at:
http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/259662,CST-NWS-newcoin16.article

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