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I have to admit, they do seem a bit cheap. They are real light...a bit...blah...kinda like a cheap token more than a dollar...I am wondering if they will improve with circulation though...I had a token I didnt like much...carried it around until it tarnished...and I rather like it now...I am going to do the same with a pres dollar...I will post the results...

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This from a country where Morgan dollars, Mercury dimes, Buffalo nickels, Walking Liberty halves, etc. once circulated. These are without a doubt the worst looking things (I will not call them coins) I have seen. Is this really the best we can do?

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Seconded!

 

But, as my dad pointed out, the mint/government is trying to attract new collectors, not trying to make current collectors like us happy. I wonder what makes them think presidents will be more popular than re-introducing a beautiful classic?

 

Maybe they should ask us collectors what we would like to see - before wasting money and effort - and what it was that got us into collecting. It sure as infierno wasn't Presidential Dollars, and for many of us (just an assumption, correct me if I'm wrong) it wasn't SQs, either.

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They remind me of Chuck E Cheese tokens! I called 5 local banks this morning, and the only success I had (if you can call it that) was one bank that said they'd have them next Wednesday. Surely they can't be expected to circulate if we can't get them!

 

What really gets me is all the fuss about the cost of cents and nickels, but at least they serve their purpose! I've yet to go into a business that doesn't have them in the cash drawer, has anyone in government ever calculated the true cost of these monstrocities taking up space in government vaults? My guess is that if you figured the all in cost of these coins, they would be much bigger losers than cents and nickels combined!

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I'm not impressed. This country needs to get a real silver dollar in circulation. I think the Silver Eagle should be our national silver dollar.

Ron

 

Hmmm not sure how that could work. Silver closed at about $14 oz. That makes a 1964 Roosie worth $1.01 and an Eagle worth $14. I'm not sure a dollar coin the size of a dime would work. A 0.100 silver content coin would hardly be a silver coin. Of course if silver went to $20, that would be a problem too. Not likely we will be seeing too much in the way of circulating silver, but fortunately, there are a lot of silver coins out there to collect :ninja:

 

 

That past aint coming back - but the future...well the future aint here yet.

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http://images.google.com/images?svnum=10&a...ho+casino+token --> Look at the 1st three images.

 

Huh... A "Westward-ho casino $10 token .999 fine silver".

 

In my opinion, it's the ring next to the rim and the $1 instead of "One Dollar" that makes it look so cheesy.

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I really can't say what I think about those here or I'd be thrown off forever. I just think we have hit another one of those wonderful Susan B. Anthony/Sacagawea things. No one I know wants them around at all. They still get mixed up in change with quarters and eventually so will these. What is going to be a riot is trying to use one for a dollar in a store. I still can't get stores to take the other little baby dollars.

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I've had people at Taco Bell argue with me that Susan. B's are play money. It took a manager to finally have enough sense to realize they were real (the manager was actually younger than the cashier).

 

These may suffer the same fate.

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http://www.biggandyy.com/2007/02/16/new-do...s-from-us-mint/

 

I stole an image.. hope you don't mind muwahahahahahaa!

 

BTW: to summarize the article, they suck-diddly-uck Flanders.

 

 

:ninja:;)

Suzy B started looking a lot better. Actually no, but at least she looks like a coin. ;)

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I was wanting to collect them at first but after hearing all the reports from people who had actually got them I think I am going to save my collecting money for better things. So many errors cropping up on eBay already, its just so ridiculous.

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Maybe the best thing to do about the Presidential Dollars is to collect them from circulation. And safely ignore what you cannot get that way. :ninja:

 

That being said, I don't find the designs to be all that bad. Especially the Statue of Liberty looks interesting.

 

Christian

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What I meant was, this George doesn't look like a coin somehow. Actually, I think he looks better on this coin than the Liberty side of it which is strikingly similar to a casino token I posted a link to pictures of it in another thread. Um, which makes me wonder, is it the first circulating coin in America to have $1 written out instead of "One Dollar"? That seems, to me, to make it much more classless.

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What is a little odd IMO is that different fonts are used for the obverse and reverse texts. Apart from that ... hmm, maybe people in the US are so used to those various mottos on their coins that, once a piece does not have them, it is not recognized as a coin right away?

 

As for the "$1", I like it. Then again, I am in a part of the world where the face value of a coin is hardly ever expressed in words only. So what may look strange in your view is perfectly normal in mine. (Well, "1 DOLLAR" would have been fine too. :ninja: )

 

Christian

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My dad tried to get me a couple rolls yesterday but wasn't able to. One bank only allowed 5 coins per customer, the other had the rolls "reserved".

 

He said they look cheap and were badly marked up.

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Um, which makes me wonder, is it the first circulating coin in America to have $1 written out instead of "One Dollar"? That seems, to me, to make it much more classless.

 

I don't like the liberty side either but I'll try to stomach it.

 

The $ sign is by far, in my opinion, the worst part of the coin and, I mean this seriously, the worst thing I have ever seen on an American coin.

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