Friday, December 16, 2005
Presidents to appear on dollar coins
WASHINGTON, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- The U.S. Mint beginning in 2007 will start striking new dollar coins featuring the pictures of dead presidents for the first time in decades.
Four coins will be issued each year in the order in which the presidents served, reports USA Today. They are expected to become collectors' items similar to the 10-year state quarter program, which ends with Hawaii in 2008.
The dollar coins also are expected to save the government about $500 million a year because they last longer than paper dollars. But they are not expected to completely replace paper bills because of public preference.
I envy you, Jason. How can you keep your head, when all about you are losing theirs, and blaming it on you! You are the man (but as far as I know, not my son). Putting in stories about the US mint? With some pithy commentary? You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din!Post a Comment