Only 19 percent in survey say they'll collect the base-metal items
Two out of three Americans polled at www.swissamerica.com say that they believe the new presidential one-dollar coins being released are a "great waste of taxpayer money."
Nineteen percent say they will collect the new $1 coins and 14 percent say they will use the coins for daily transactions. But the other 66 percent think the new coins are a great waste of money, according to this non-scientific two-day poll of over 800 readers.
"Frankly, those new coins, gold plated or not, have no intrinsic value; they are just a way to snag people who are not well versed in coins or monetary value into thinking they have something," said one reader. . . .
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