Presidential Dollar Coin Series to Come to an Early End?
Lawmakers appeared optimistic when they enacted the 2005 Presidential Dollar Coin Act to honor all 44 U.S. chief executives on a $1 piece by 2016. But after a scathing news report on NPR this summer documented how few American consumers or collectors have warmed to the coins, a senator is proposing to halt production.
Sen. David Vitter, R-La., on Wednesday, introduced a bill (S.1385) to repeal the law and save taxpayers money just as the U.S. Mint is rolling out the edition of the coins honoring . . .