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Viewpoint: Copy Canadians and save money

We all read in the Numismatic News that the government is going to discontinue the dollar coin and continue to produce paper bills. The government has gotten it all backwards. A coin lasts far longer than any piece of paper. They should eliminate the paper dollar and release the dollar coins from all the vaults immediately. Continue reading

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Trade routes theme of dollar

The fourth in a series of annual Native American dollar design reverses features profiles of a Native American and a horse to mark the theme “Trade Routes in the 17th Century.” Continue reading

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Dollar bill on chopping block?

The congressional supercommittee whose task it is to make recommendations by Thanksgiving to bring down the federal deficit has taken aim at the very instrument that measures its success: the dollar bill. It is claimed that by eliminating the note, the federal government can save billions of dollars over the next 30 years. Continue reading

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Mint ends credit sales for Direct Ship

Say good-bye to buying large quantities of U.S. $1 coins with a credit card and having them shipped to you. After an apparently failed crackdown on coin buyers who are racking up frequent flyer miles on their purchases, the U.S. Mint ended debit and credit card sales July 22. Continue reading

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I’ll keep writing ’til you use $1 coins

Perhaps we should have a contest to determine what should be done with the billion surplus dollar coins that are backing up in the hands of the Federal Reserve. The surplus has come to the attention of the National Public Radio website and a thoughtful reader sent me a link to Continue reading

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