Friday, December 30, 2005

Bush Signs Bill That Creates New Dollar Coins

WASHINGTON -- New dollar coins featuring all 37 of the nation's dead presidents will start rolling out of the U.S. Mint in 2007.

President George W. Bush signed the bill into law Thursday.

The front of the new coins will depict former presidents, but not those who are living or have been dead for less than two years. The backs of the coins will show the Statue of Liberty. Four coins a year will be issued, in the presidents' order of service.

Congress hopes the coins will be a big money raiser for the government -- like the 50-state quarter program. There'll be an accompanying $10 gold piece for collectors, featuring former first ladies. Lawmakers also hope the new coins will spur interest in the Sacagawea dollars, which have been little-used.

Look, I know I'm the only person in America who likes $1 coins, except for the sacajawea. they tarnished too easily. The only way these things will take off is to force their use; stop making paper dollars. Bring back the $2 bill and there you go.


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