Friday, March 23, 2007

Where have all the $1 coins gone? (The Island Packet, SC)

Usually it isn't too difficult to find a picture of George Washington on your money.

Whether it's a few crumpled dollar bills shoved in a pocket or some quarters set aside for the vending machine, the father of our nation usually is close at hand in currency form.

But the first president's latest monetary incarnation -- the presidential $1 coin -- has been a bit harder to find on and around Hilton Head Island.

Tammie Polley, teller coordinator at the SunTrust Bank on Lafayette Place on the island, said the rolls of 25 coins were snapped up quickly after they came out in mid-February.

"We actually did have them, and we went through them pretty fast," Polley said. . . .

Full story at:
http://www.islandpacket.com/news/local/story/6428774p-5729419c.html

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