Four Presidential Coins

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.

The U.S. Mint page has some really cool pages for it, using javascript and flash to help really examine the coin, and describe its features. Check them out:

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