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Posted: 12/16/2005 1:37:39 PM EDT
Presidents to appear on dollar coins
http://www.upi.com/NewsTrack/view.php?StoryID=20051216-011546-2131r

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.

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I never like the Sackies (golden dollar) anyways
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 1:39:30 PM EDT
WTF?

Who the heck uses dollar coins these days?

Hell, who uses paper money these days, for that matter?
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 1:43:10 PM EDT
The only place I know where you get dollar coins from a machine is the post office when you buy stamps
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 1:47:21 PM EDT
Maybe they could use all the SB Anthony coins they have squirreled away and stamp the faces on those. I have dibs on Jimmuh Carter in drag.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 2:01:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By leelaw:
WTF?

Who the heck uses dollar coins these days?

Hell, who uses paper money these days, for that matter?




the only place around here that uses dollar coins is the post office vending machines.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 2:09:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By leelaw:
WTF?

Who the heck uses dollar coins these days?

Hell, who uses paper money these days, for that matter?



Canadians
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 2:13:54 PM EDT
I'm a great fan of dollar coins, I get them whenever I can.

NTM
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 2:22:15 PM EDT
I only liked the Sacagawea dollars for when playing poker.

I hated the fact they get so ugly so quickly though when they are in circulation.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 2:28:22 PM EDT
It's all about making money for the .gov. They know people will hoard these and not spend them. Just like the state quarters.

One of the car washes here dispenses dollar coins. And the theater gives you change back in Susie B.'s and Sacajawea $1 coins and brand new, crisp, sequentially number $2.00 bills.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 2:30:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/16/2005 2:32:17 PM EDT by GoVol98]
As long as they keep making them the size of a quarter, then you can bet yur boots that nobody will use them and there will be warehouses filled with them just like the SBA dollar& the Sack-a-ju-weeuh dollar.

Folks don't like the current $1coin because of their size....resulting in arguments with store clerks that you only paid them 0.25 or that you just tried to pay them in chinese ryo. ...or losing it in a coke machine, etc.

Make it the size of the old Eisenhower Dollar or at least the size of a Kennedy (formerly Ben Franklin) 1/2dollar....and I'll bet more people will use it; at least it will feel like "real" money.

Only people that'll be bitchin' about it is the drug dealers having to carry around a sack of coins...slows'em down too much when 5-0 starts chasing them.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 2:32:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By OFFascist:
I only liked the Sacagawea dollars for when playing poker.

I hated the fact they get so ugly so quickly though when they are in circulation.



I have had cashiers try to refuse accepting them, thinking they were fake or foreign currency
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 3:17:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Nightdriver:
The only place I know where you get dollar coins from a machine is the post office when you buy stamps



yes but those coins have some sort of primate looking thing on the back. What IS that thing?!
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 3:22:19 PM EDT
What kind of impact will this have on the exotic dancing industry?

Are the stippers going to start carrying a coin purse?
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 3:22:33 PM EDT
Franklin 50 cent pieces were the most elegant of any of the large coins of their day.

1 dollar coins could stand to learn a few things from those old 50 cent pieces.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 3:57:17 PM EDT
Ever try slipping a coin in a stripper's G-string?

Link Posted: 12/16/2005 4:17:16 PM EDT
Up here in Washington, the State Ferry System gives out dollar coins and $2 bills for change all the time. Every time I ride, I make it a point to give them back. I thik it is the State Government's outlet for odd money.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 4:18:51 PM EDT
I will buy 1 or 2.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 4:19:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By leelaw:
WTF?

Who the heck uses dollar coins these days?

Hell, who uses paper money these days, for that matter?



I scrounge for dollar coins. I like to use them for tips at the latte' stands. They fit in my ashtray, nicely.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 5:53:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/16/2005 5:56:15 PM EDT by Maddog_44]
Ever try slipping a coin in a stripper's G-string?

I did in Dallas one night, actually a whole hand full of quarters... they dropped to the floor without even slowing down
I think I was trying to get the little darling to move back to Wyoming with me and I was showing her what a big spender I was.

She declined
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 7:55:47 PM EDT
Ever been to Europe or Mexico where they have coins that equate to a dollar (standard wise) ? The shit is fucking heavy and drags down your pants.
Dollar coins were great, when it could get you a bar bill, whore, dinner and then some... Five of those fuckers are heavy.

Sorry not into it.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 8:04:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Nightdriver:
The only place I know where you get dollar coins from a machine is the post office when you buy stamps




Coffee machines at PA rest stops if you put a fiver in.

Basically, any vending machine that accepts bills larger than $1 will spit out dollar coins.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 8:10:46 PM EDT
I used to be a fan of dollar coins but after spending a month in Europe and having to go through many metal detectors, I found euro coins to be a real hassle.

But I have most of the state quarters and will collect the dead presidents dollar coins.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 8:11:43 PM EDT
They did this with the states last time. Anybody else thinking "This will be big for a year and then it'll magically drop out of existance for all practical purposes"?
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 8:22:31 PM EDT
Making the current dollar coin gold in color was a good idea. Using the only design in existence uglier than the SBA dollar coin was a bad idea. The eagle side is nice. The "face" is easily the ugliest coin ever in the history of this country.

Dollar coins were great for toll roads, until I caved in and got an EZ tag.

I really liked the new nickels that came out this year.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 8:31:11 PM EDT
I WANT MY FUCKING SPECIE BACK!!!
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 8:38:04 PM EDT
Cool, We get dollar coins all the time at work


I save them up every month and use that for my ammo money
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 8:40:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/16/2005 8:42:50 PM EDT by cyrax777]
It would work if they STOPPED PRINTING 1 dollar bills!.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 8:45:19 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 1:50:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By cyrax777:
It would work if they STOPPED PRINTING 1 dollar bills!.



Exactly!
Then you would see the savings and they could put all the first ladies on $2 coins. Make the $2 coins copper colored and it would be awesome.
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 2:57:39 PM EDT
dollar coins suck

just what i always wanted... five pounds of coins rattling in my pocket
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