A coworker gave me three dollar coins. They are a bit bigger than a quarter, shiny gold/coppery finish, with different presidents on the face. It appears to be a series. I suspect they haven't been released to the Toledo area yet. Funny -- but I never even knew they were on the way!
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That is, three coins of one dollar denomination each.
Google presidental dollar coins and you will be informed. It appears they are worth more than a buck each.
You can get oodles at any bank, I have gotten fresh rolls in the past, loved them before the Turnpike went to EZPass.
they are the 3 coins of ezra. You must deliver them to the highlands yourself or the world is doomed. Go forth and travel swiftly.
And remember when you get to the highlands, don't rattle the peanut can until you're tied to the yak rope.
I remember getting some as change from the postage vending machine at the post office, they're pretty neat.
they need to redo the cash drawers so that people can actually use them! as it is, there's no way for businesses to easily give them back as change. get rid of pennies to open a slot.
Our vending machine at work gives them as change. The other day, I broke a twenty. It usually gives back 3 fives and 5 -1 dollar coins. It must have been out of paper money, because I got 20 – 1 dollar coins instead; it was like I hit a slot machine in Vegas. It was also a pain in my ass getting them back to my office.
I can just see that - Jackpot!!! Did you have to use your hat to hold your change?
They have been out for a few years ago (2005), and as I understand were going to be released over a large number of years (till 2016) (like the state quarters) with 4 presidents each year. However it is my understanding that they discontinued the series due to lack of interest. http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/12/u-s-suspends-production-of-presidential-1-coins/
Actually, I believe I just read somewhere yesterday that the government is going to quit making them because the banks are reporting that their customers want $1 bills and not the coins.
Aaah, here is an article on it: http://www.americanpress.com/Informer-3-4-12
They never really catch on, though. They came out with the Eisenhower dollars years ago, then they tried the Susan B. Anthony dollar coins(aka the Carter Quarter)and now these. Give me the pre-1935 silver dollars any day.
Susan B. Anthony dollars were really awkward to use at the strip club.
exactly. Making it rain with coins is very dangerous to the dancer and yourself.
The sad fact is that it's CHEAPER for the government to issue dollar coins than it is for them to deal with dollar bills. (Mint a coin once that lasts 25+years vs printing a dollar bill that lasts 6 months.)
They should go to a two dollar coin, like Canada did.