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. . . .
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