People who’ve read my blog for a while know that I like interesting currency. I’m not sure why, I just think it’s really cool. Toonies rock. 🙂
I found out about some new coins coming to the U.S. via a Snopes article that claimed they were getting rid of “In God We Trust”. Actually, they’re just doing something really cool with it. Here’s a paragraph:
In 2007 the U.S. Mint began a series similar to the 50 State Quarters Program launched in 1999. This new series, the Presidential $1 Coin Program, features dollar coins identical in size, color, and composition to the earlier Sacagawea dollar, each one bearing the likeness of a former U.S. President on the obverse (front) and a representation of the Statue of Liberty on the reverse (back). The Presidential $1 coins will be released in series of four per year (in order corresponding to the presidents’ terms of office) beginning in February 2007.