Saturday, March 24, 2007

ADAMS DOLLAR - MAKING A MINT: With new coin, John Adams gets his due (The Patriot Ledger, MA)

PHILADELPHIA - Would John Adams ever have imagined he’d be remembered this way - his face on a $1 coin, cascading from collection chutes like Las Vegas slot machine tokens?

In a cavernous production plant in Philadelphia’s Old City section, the U.S. Mint is busily turning out millions of the Adams dollars, as the agency gets ready to spotlight the nation’s second chief executive and Braintree native in its new Presidential Coins program. . . .

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