The new dollar coins

United States
February 13, 2007 10:37pm CST
will be issued starting February 15, 2007. Have you seen the new design? What do you think of the concept? I think it is a great idea. It will save wear and tear on the dollar bill. It will also save a lot of money in the printing of new dollar bills. We won't need to have as many bills printed at each printing, either. As interested in U.S. History as I am, I look at all coins as miniature works of art that depict our history and accomplishments. I will be collecting them. Will you? May I have your comments, please?
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@alantae (245)
• United States
14 Feb 07
I will probably pick up a few to stash away in my collection but I really don't understand why we keep tyring to bring back the dollar coin. People just don't like carrying around a bunch of bulky coins in their pocket or purse when they can just as easily carry around cash. I usually have some change in my pocket, but not alot. Just enough to cover any change on bills but the majority of my change goes in my jar, waiting to be rolled and taken to the bank. I don't think any half dollar or dollar coin will ever survive in America.
14 Feb 07
i like the idea but i think its a bit 2 early collecting them as they will be quite common
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@kareng (7980)
• United States
14 Feb 07
I haven't seen the new design but I didn't like the last ones. They are too similar in size to quarters and I passed off way too many as quarters. I think they need to be larger and maybe a different color...gold? bronze? If they are going to be in regular circulation I will not bother to collect any.
• United States
16 Feb 07
I have not seen any, yet. I understand they are going to be gold colored.
• United States
14 Feb 07
i have never seen them but some people may think they are to heavy to carry about with them and I guess that men who carry their wallets in their hip pockets will cause a large lump or shall we be forced to use plastic?
• United States
16 Feb 07
Surprise. They will be only about the size of the quarter that is in use now. I don't know about the men you know, but I don't put my change in my wallet. Change goes into my pocket. I also don't carry my wallet in my hip pocket any more. It's too easy to be a victim of a good pickpocket. I carry my wallet in my front pocket for another reason. A large lump in your back pocket can cause your spinal column to get pushed out of whack when you sit, which causes back problems. Thank you for your point of view.
@babystar1 (4236)
• United States
14 Feb 07
I dont like the idea. I like the dollar bill better. I dont like to carry around all that change.I have not seen the design yet.
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• United States
18 Feb 07
I guess everyone is not as enthusiastic as I am about them.
@crazynurse (7489)
• United States
14 Feb 07
I actually dread the weight of the new dollar coins. I like to carry about ten dollars at all times in case of emergencies. Ten of the coins will be heavier to carry and also more awkward. Now I will have to add a change purse to my already crowded purse! I imagine I will get used to them over time. Change is always hard!
• United States
16 Feb 07
Surprise, surprise, surprise, the new dollar coins will be ABOUT THE SIZE OF THE QUARTER we are using now. They will not be like the old dollar coins that everyone seems to think. Thank you for responding to my post.
@boeyong (256)
• Malaysia
15 Feb 07
I think the US government is going to have a very serious problem on their hands. What happened in Malaysia not so long ago, was, we had RM1 coins, thinking it is cheaper to have coins minted than to print expensive paper notes. Guess what? It was scrapped and now we have gone back to using RM1 notes. First, it was the weighty (literally) problem of having many RM1 coins in your pocket. Secondly, the RM1 coins were very easily duplicatable and we had a lot of counterfeit coins circulating. You should tell your government to scrap the idea before they open their own Pandora's box. As for collecting them, maybe, because if the US government realises their folly soon enough and takes the coins out the the market, your coin could increase in nunimistic value - who knows?
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@sigma77 (5385)
• United States
14 Feb 07
I didn't even know about them. They sound like something that millions of people will colect, and therefore take out of circulation. Don't throw away those dollar bills just yet. I always wonder whatever happened to all the $2 bills they use to print?
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
14 Feb 07
I have already gotten one and Im in the u.s. to. I already used it for something Im not going to save them. I really dont like them I prefer paper.
@GardenGerty (100502)
• United States
14 Feb 07
The new quarters, and the new nickels have been very attractive, and have provoked a lot of interest. I have seen some photos online of the coin with Washington. I know my husband is looking forward to the first release.
@rusty2rusty (6767)
• Defiance, Ohio
14 Feb 07
I have seen the new design. I think using the presidents will make them look more similar to the rest of the change we use. I don't think the new designs will make people use the dollar coins anymore. I like the idea they have came up with on saving money printing the paper dollar bills. I will be collecting the coins. As I enjoy collecting coins.
@craftwave (1338)
• United States
6 Mar 07
Do you relize that if you start collecting them and they don't get into regular circulation that they may stop making them. This is what happened to the two dollar bill. I think it is a great idea to use coins insted of bills for the dollar. When we were in Spain they had one for the euro and a 2 Eruo coin as well.
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• United States
9 Mar 07
The two dollar bill is still ALIVE AND WELL. The bank that I deal with HAS PLENTY OF THEM. You can go in and get them anytime you want to. They are still being printed.
• United States
4 Mar 07
I am not sure how well these will take off. We have tried the dollar coins several times without success. As collector items they are great - but how many people really used the Gold Dollar Coin and the Susan B. Anthony?
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• United States
4 Mar 07
At first, when they are more of a curiosity, they will probably disappear into drawers and jars. After a while they will probably be seen in use, and probably very widespread. At least I hope so. Several years ago when the Susan B. Anthony dollar coins were popular, a friend of mine who ran a vending route delivery truck said that she found them in the machines. It seemed to her that they were being used as quarters. She would take them out and replace each one with a quarter from her own pocket.
@lecanis (16664)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
14 Feb 07
I might collect them. Since I work in a bank, I shouldn't have much problem finding them. =p I do think it's very neat the latest trend in coin series with different things on them. The state quarters are really neat, and I think the dollar coins will be as well. Oh, since they're coming out tomorrow, I suppose I can expect to be busy at work.
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• United States
4 Mar 07
I noticed that a company called Littleton Coin is selling the new dollar coins in uncirculated condition for $3.50 EACH. I think that is an awful large amount of profit. What does everyone else think?
@lisa101 (1363)
• United States
15 Feb 07
I seen the new coin on the news last night. I think its great too. I just hope we can keep up with them and not be losing them all the time.
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@Deepoo (19)
• India
15 Feb 07
Hey how can i get $coins.. Will u tell in detail plz..
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@freak369 (4952)
• United States
15 Feb 07
Sacagawea One Dollar Coin - The Golden Dollar's obverse, or heads, has Sacagawea portrayed in three-quarter profile. In a departure from numismatic tradition, she looks straight at the holder. On her back, Sacagawea carries Jean Baptiste, her infant son. Six months pregnant when she joined the Lewis and Clark expedition, Sacagawea gave birth to Jean Baptiste early in the journey.
I really liked when they had the Sacagawea coins; I could go and buy postage stamps and not get quarters back from the machine. I hope that these new coins catch on better than the Sacagawea ones; they will last longer and save money in the long run. Paper bills have to be collected and destroyed when they get too beat up, coins tend to last a lot longer.
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@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
15 Feb 07
I had not been aware of the new dollar coins but after reading your post I decided to look up the new coins on the internet. The coins look very nice and I think it is a great idea. I wonder how many of these coins will be available and if the new coins will replace the dollar bills eventually. Thank you for posting this great information. I will have to keep my eye out on these coins.
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@pwonag3 (25)
• United States
15 Feb 07
Um may i see or have a link to the new $$$? I wanna see what it looks like =p
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• United States
15 Feb 07
I didnt realize they were doing this. Thanx for the heads up! Sure I dont have a job, no cash used just credit cards. But maybe I'll keep one for fun. They are getting rid of paper bills or is this just like those gold ones few years back? I used to get those out of stamp machines at the post office if I put in enough change for a dollar back :)) I still have one somewhere! I collect the state quarters, but havent gotten any in a while and I dont think I completed mine for 2006. All for not using cash or having a job. Hopefully I will soon though :))
• United States
14 Feb 07
2007 Presidential $1 coins - Look pretty neat and I look forward to collecting them!!
Since most people here have not seen these coins yet here is a picure of them and here is a link to read about them! http://www.usmint.gov/mint_programs/$1coin/index.cfm?flash=yes I plan on collecting all of them as I already have all the quarters to date.