Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Dollar Coins Again

NYT reported The United States Mint is unveiling four designs for one-dollar coins today, featuring likenesses of the first four presidents.

Does the Mint just not get it. We don't want dollar coins. We did not want Susan B. Anthony dollar coins. We did not want Sacagawea dollar coins. And we are not going to want Dollar Coins that change Presidents every few months. I know they may last longer than dollar bills, but we want dollar bills.
They begin a series that is to last a decade and portray every deceased president. The first coin, displaying George Washington on one side and the Statue of Liberty on the other, will go into circulation in mid-February, in time for Presidents’ Day. After that, coins with John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison will be issued at three-month intervals. Four more will appear, in order of each president’s service, every year until 2016. Designs are based on presidential medals made previously by the Mint and on portraits in the National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, where today’s unveiling takes place.

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