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Presidential Dollar Coins

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The appeal and novelty of special coin series, like the State Quarters and the newly redesigned nickels seems to have worn off. Nevertheless, the U.S. Mint is planning a new series.

In 2007, the Mint will begin a new series of golden dollar coins (because the Sacagawea coins caught on so well?) featuring portraits of the former presidents. Four coins will be issues each year. Only deceased presidents will be included following tradition, but we won’t be getting to George H.W. Bush until 2017 anyway.

Updated February 6, 2012 and originally published December 16, 2005. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.

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The sacagewea coins caught on amazingly well… in Panama and Ecuador. I’ve been to both dolarized economies and a $1 bill is an extreme rarity while a $1 coin is the norm.

Quite simply, other dollar economies had a higher demand for the coins than the US did (places where they use more real money and less checks, credit, and debit) and the coins all found their way down south.

However, an oft overlooked downside to dollar coins is that it must make going to strip clubs much more difficult. You could knock a girl out if you tossed one of those things too hard.

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Hahaha! I’d imagine it would be uncofortable for a stripper to collect the coins in her panties as well. But the jingling of the coins might be good for certain times of the year.

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I doubt these will be as successful as the state quarter series. The reason the state quarters, and now the nickels, have been successful is because people see them in their change. Non-circulating issues will just be something a few collectors will buy.

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