Tuesday, December 13, 2011

They Are Stopping My Gold Dollar

I like the gold dollar coin.  I get my coffee with them every day.  I started doing that with the Sacagewea dollar, one of my favorite coins ever.  Now the Mint is making dollar coins for each president, a new one per month.  We are still in the Reign of Beards in the 19th century.

Alas, the Treasury has decided to cut back on making new dollar coins to just the minimum that the numismatists want.  They claim that too few people actually spend them.  As a result, they already have a ten-year backlog in storage. 

So I will do my bit for the dollar coin.  Fewer for America, but more for me.


Mac said...

It is a good size and ought to replace the dollar bill. The cash register people could use the half-dollar slot--the one that is used to store rolls of pennies--for the coin. (When was the last time anyone you know received a half dollar in change?) I like the president coins. Friends out west never warmed to what they referred to as "the squaw."

gruntled said...

George deserves to be on the dollar. I think we can let the penny go, though. Abe gets the five. That is just.

jstewart said...

I, too, am a fan of the dollar coin and had hopes it would catch on.