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Where Are The Dollar Coins?  
User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1280 times:

What happened with the American dollar coins featuring Sacagawea?

I thought they were supposed to eventually equal the paper dollar in annual distribution, yet I've barely seen two or three of them since the introduction. Anyone?

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User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 47
Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1273 times:

They're out there. Most of them seemed to have migrated to vending machine locales such as bus/subway stations and self-serve car washes.

User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1248 times:

interesting that you should say that, all times I've seen them were as change from a car wash dispenser.

Do you (or anyone) know if/when they plan to increase circulation?


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29813 posts, RR: 58
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1244 times:

Actually I think
they stopped production about a year or two ago.

Just wasn't enough demmand for them.

They produce just enough to cover their yearly coin set issues.



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User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16892 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1233 times:

I get them all the time, from Subway, PATH, NJ Transit ticketing machines as change.

It sucks carrying $16 worth of $1 dollar coins in you pocket, I would not want to pay for a $1.50 PATH fare with a $50 !



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User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8341 posts, RR: 23
Reply 5, posted (11 years 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1214 times:

I went for a solid year without seeing one. Then I went to Six Flags and I ended up with 5 of them as change.

Conclusion? Six Flags is hoarding them.



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User currently offlineDragon-wings From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3991 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1207 times:

I have two of them, I think I will be keeping them. Do you think these will be valuable some day?


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User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7802 posts, RR: 16
Reply 7, posted (11 years 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1201 times:

They'll probably still be worth a buck in 50 years time.

And even then cashiers might give you a confused look when you try to use them.



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User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1195 times:

People have hoarded them, thinking that they will be valuable. The US Mint is still minting them, and have minted 6,160,000 Sacagawea Dollars through September. They have cut the number they are minting. In 2001 (the first year of the coin) they minted 133,407,500 of them. In 2002, they minted 7,597,610 of them. The only way that the Golden Dollar would take off would be to phase out the paper dollar; unfortunately, that will never happen.

User currently offlineIllini_152 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1000 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (11 years 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1180 times:

I get them all the time from stamp vending machines (yes, some of us STILL use stamps.) Gotten a few as quarters by mistake, unfortunatly I didn't realize until I had left.

When I'd deliver pizzas I'd just trade 'em in right away for singles; paper was much easier to handle, and I always needed 'em.

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Mike



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User currently offlineCovert From Ghana, joined Oct 2001, 1453 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (11 years 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1169 times:

It's not taking off because people think it's some kind of special issue commendary item and pt in in the sleeves as soon as they get em

covert



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User currently offlineRockyRacoon From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 981 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (11 years 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1165 times:

At the amusement park I worked at over the summer, they gave them out all the time. I hate having to carry change around, much rather have a george washington in my wallet instead. When I went to canada their smallest bill was a 5, it was ok I guess because coins could be used everywhere no like down here.

Tim


User currently offlineHa763 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 3666 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (11 years 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1155 times:
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I remember Wal-Mart having them, but I've only gotten them from the stamp vending machine at the post office. I believe that they are not being used very much outside of vending machines is that they are just inconvient to carry when compared to paper bills. Plus, the girls at the strip club don't like it when you toss them hard metal coins instead of soft paper bills. Innocent

User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29813 posts, RR: 58
Reply 13, posted (11 years 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1151 times:

They also had the problem that the Susan B Anthony had.

Just too simular to a quarter.

Somebody earlier posted they had problems with this.



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User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (11 years 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1158 times:

the girls at the strip club don't like it when you toss them hard metal coins instead of soft paper bills

Instead of tucking the bills into the G-string, I guess you put the coins into the slot!  Big grin


User currently offlineIndustrialPate From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (11 years 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1142 times:

I always receive dollar coins -- and often Susan B. Anthonys -- from the stamp vending machines located in post offices.

User currently offlineSaintsman From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 2065 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (11 years 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1135 times:

We have had a similar thing here in the UK with people hoarding them. The mint has produced coins for special occasions. They are legal tender but people save them ( and they will never increase value either). Result is the Treasury makes a fortune because they know that they will never be cashed in. If it was an individual doing this it would be labelled a scam but because its the government its okay.

User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (11 years 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1135 times:

Plus, the girls at the strip club don't like it when you toss them hard metal coins instead of soft paper bills.

solution: quit being such a cheap-ass, and give the ladies a real tip  Big grin


Sean... you're just horrible!  Laugh out loud


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