Here’s something else I’ve been meaning to blog about for months. In January 2007 the US Mint released the first of the US President Dollar Coins. They started advertising in four target cities, one of them being Grand Rapids MI.
I think these are cool for a bunch of reasons. One is that they last a LOT longer than paper dollars. When they came up with this idea in 1995, they estimated that they could save 500 million dollars per year, simply not having to recycle paper dollars every year. It’s unknown how much now, but assumed to be more.
They’re also releasing a different coin for each dead president. At this point they’re ending with Ford in 2016. I assume you know a president cannot be on a coin until he’s dead. I anticipate getting a collectors book for this, and collecting the whole set.
So, do your part to help the economy, and start using the coins!