President John Adams had his day in the spotlight May 22 in his hometown of Quincy, Mass., with the formal official issue of the Presidential dollar bearing his portrait.
Present for the event was Mint Director Edmund C. Moy, who spent the first of the new dollars into circulation.
He was joined at the Quincy Center ?T? Stop at 1300 Hancock St. by descendents of Adams and local officials.
An historical interpreter was on hand to greet commuters there on their way to work.
The location was appropriate because Adams strongly believed in the virtues of hard-working New Englanders and catching people on their way to work would have struck the second President as an economical use of their tim
Anyone who wanted to could exchange up to $250 for rolls of the new coins.
Sales of rolls and bags began on the Mint Web site May 17 and that also was the official release to the nation?s banking system.
For more information, check the Web site at www.usmint.gov.