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Legislation for new dollar coin program passes Congress

Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:59 am
by Paul

Re: Legislation for new dollar coin program passes Congress

Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:39 am
by mhonzell
With America today, the cotton gin may be a controversial subject to put on a coin. Curious to see where that one goes.

Re: Legislation for new dollar coin program passes Congress

Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:37 am
by Daniel
Are they going to melt all the millions of Presidential Dollars and use that metal? Seems a waste of money to me.

Re: Legislation for new dollar coin program passes Congress

Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:05 am
by PetesPockets55
mhonzell wrote:
Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:39 am
With America today, the cotton gin may be a controversial subject to put on a coin. Curious to see where that one goes.

Good point Mark. And thanks for mentioning this. I feel ignorant not realizing the short term effects of the cotton gin on human suffering. (LINK to the side effects of the cotton gin.)

The immediate effects to human suffering were terrible. But in the long run, once slavery was abolished, it has been a good thing IMHO.

This new $1 coin may be controversial but it does put a "spoot"light on American ingenuity. (Like the CWT tie in?)

Re: Legislation for new dollar coin program passes Congress

Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:40 pm
by Daniel
The Cotton Gin design might be controversial in today's climate but a new dollar series doesn't make sense to me. Why add millions of more dollars to what is already being stored, unwanted and never spent?

Re: Legislation for new dollar coin program passes Congress

Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:59 pm
by mhonzell
I agree with both of you.

It was the lead-in to a great series of innovative tools, but continuing to make dollar coins is pointless.

Re: Legislation for new dollar coin program passes Congress

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:58 am
by Daniel
I am just trying to figure out the government's reasoning on trying these for so long and no one cares. They're still making the Sacagawea but no one wants them, and you don't see them at coin shows except in the bargain bins.

I just got back from a three day show with 125 dealer tables and didn't see any modern dollar coins for sale except some Eisenhowers, unless they were jumbled together in a bargain box.

Re: Legislation for new dollar coin program passes Congress

Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:57 pm
by PetesPockets55
It does seem to be a waste of money, but they would be breaking the law, as I understand it, if they were NOT produced.
Some member of congress somewhere doing a campaign contributor a favor by having the law passed requiring production?

Re: Legislation for new dollar coin program passes Congress

Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:19 am
by Paul
follow up ......

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