Monday, November 20, 2006

U.S. mint pushes new $1 coin

From CNN.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- The U.S. Mint is hoping that Martin Van Buren and Millard Fillmore can do what Susan B. Anthony and Sacagawea couldn't - get Americans to use dollar coins.

The Mint on Monday revealed the design of the new U.S. $1 coin, which will be issued in a series that will eventually include the faces of each U.S. president.

Design of the new $1 coin, part of series that will include the faces of each U.S. President.

It will release four new presidential dollars each year, starting with George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison in 2007. The Van Buren dollar will be released in 2008 and the Fillmore in 2010.

I love the idea, mainly because I'm a freak for the presidents. One little known bit of trivia about this, though is that the North Dakota sought and ultimately were successful in getting an amendment into the Presidential $1 Coin Act to the effect that 1/3 of the dollar coins produced in any single year had to be Sacagawea Dollars.

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