I’m not a coin collector, but I do love the ‘new’ presidential dollar coins. I’d originally heard, back when the new Washington dollar coins were released, that it was a movement by the US Mint to replace the paper dollar with coins. This was all hearsay, of course, and there is no shortage of dollar bills in circulation currently, so I’m inclined to think it was nothing more than rumor and speculation.
But I really like these coins. They’re about the same size as a quarter and maybe a little heavier, with a shiny, faux-gold color. Personally, I wouldn’t mind at all if the dollar bill _was_ replaced with these beautiful little coins. They do provide a surprising amount of satisfaction when you’re able to drop just one coin into a vending machine in order to get (in my case) a water or an iced tea.
Like I said I’m not a coin collector, but these coins almost make me want to start – at least on this series. Weird the sort of things that spark my interest, sometimes.