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"President Coins" or "I like money"

The new $1 coin hits The American People today.  Starting with George Washington and continuing down the presidential line with 4 presidents a year, the US mint is hoping these coins catch on.  Me too.  I like dollar coins though I suspect they'll never *really* catch on until we get rid of the dollar bill...which takes an act of congress.  IE: Not bloody likely.

Still, I like coins and US Presidents so for me its a win.  And yes, I do realize that every coin I keep is that much in $ that I'm basically giving to Uncle Sam.

See Golden George, John, Tom & James!


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Feb. 15th, 2007 09:13 pm (UTC)
Really neat. I have really enjoyed the state quarters. Maybe these dollar coins will actually circulate, I mean other than at the post office as change.
Feb. 16th, 2007 12:07 am (UTC)
Agreed! The state quarters were a big hit and these will go over well with collectors too. Keeping the Statue of Liberty on the flip side makes for a well balanced coin...as though the coins have taken a lesson from the French...our language won't acquire the sex of theirs but our money is money :) It was a wise decision to standardize it too. I can imagine a cherry tree, new deal projects, peanuts for most but the debate over the back side of more recent presidents would be a hoot!
Feb. 16th, 2007 12:09 am (UTC)
And the side writing is downright cool.
Feb. 15th, 2007 09:32 pm (UTC)
This household is with you on this one! We heard it on the news last night and we were both excited. I really had hoped the last dollar coin would catch on but alas...it did not.
Feb. 15th, 2007 10:25 pm (UTC)
They're really not going to until we get rid of the dollar bill.
Feb. 16th, 2007 12:07 am (UTC)
I prefer George, Paul, John and Ringo myself
Feb. 17th, 2007 12:05 am (UTC)
Oh neat. So what do they really look like? Are they of comparable size and color as the loonie or very different?
Feb. 17th, 2007 12:24 am (UTC)
Yes, very comperable to the loonie. If you've seen the Sacajawea golden dollars they say they're roughly the same size and color as those. Like the lonie it starts out gold and the more it gets handled the duller it gets.

I went to the bank to pick up a roll today but they were all out. BOO.
Feb. 17th, 2007 12:40 am (UTC)
Yep, I figgered
Yep, I figgered it would be so. Us Canadians are trendsetters, you know. ;).
But, no, I haven't seen the Sacajawea dollars. Don't tell me that we just copied those?
Feb. 17th, 2007 01:15 am (UTC)
Re: Yep, I figgered
No no...

The US had a few dollar coins previously...a large Eisenhauer dollar and in the late 70s a Susan B Anthony dollar coin was introduced. Called "Carter's Quarters" because they were roughly the same size, weight and color of a quarter they were considered a collossal dud.

The "Golden Dollar" or "Saci" (as I call them,) also haven't really caught on...mostly because the morons in congres won't let us get rid of the dollar bill.

Indian Princess & her boy...
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