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Dollar Coin Coming to Grand Rapids
(2008-08-15)
(wgvu) - GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - The U.S. Mint wants Americans to
start getting serious about using dollar coins.
Grand Rapids is one of four cities that have been chosen to test
new efforts to encourage their regular use.
The other cities are Portland, Ore.; Austin, Texas; and
Charlotte, N.C.
Americans ignored the Susan B. Anthony and Sacagawea dollars.
Last year the Mint started rolling out a series of dollar coins
featuring all the U.S. presidents, in the order they served.
The government wants more consumers spending dollar coins and
more retailers giving them to customers as change.
Mint officials say dollar coins are more durable than paper
bills and have the potential to save the country millions of
dollars annually in production costs.
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