How many of you have seen the new dollar coin? : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

It is slightly gold in color and a little larger than a quarter and has a picture of Sacagawea on the front. My husband got one and tried to spend it. The recipient refused to take it. I also asked a clerk in K-Mart if she would take it but she said she would have to ask the manager. My my, aren't we off to a good start. Well, I don't know about everyone else but I think they are kind of neat, especially with the year 2000 marked on them so I am going to save up as many as I can.

-- Anne in TN (, February 29, 2000


Shades of Susan B. !!

The Treasury Department doesn't care how it spends our money just as long as it spends it.


-- Ray (, February 29, 2000.

You mean those new yellow quarters are really dollars?

-- semper paratus (still_here_with@my.pals), February 29, 2000.

Haven't seen one yet, but don't have a dollar on me anyway...

If we can't easily spend them, maybe we could save them...

-- Mad Monk (, February 29, 2000.

Maybe it was refused because they haven't been officially introduced yet. WalMart got permission to promote them, and gives them in change, but the official announcement/intorduction isn't until later on, I think around the end of March. Try it again then.

-- Liz (, February 29, 2000.

Here it is:

-- Ivan (, February 29, 2000.

Ooops. Wrong one. Here it is:

~Ellen Greenspan

-- Ivan (, February 29, 2000.

I got 3 silver dollars back from the post office Saturday after purchasing a book of stamps from a machine. I didn't check to see if they were the new ones, I just put the coins in with my other change in my purse and forgot about them. Last night I tried to give an 'honest' clerk one as a quarter, and she recognized my mistake right away. I promptly used them for my next purchase and hope I don't get any more. I don't want to have to 'examine' my coins to see if I have a quarter or a dollar.

-- Kenin Marble (, February 29, 2000.

--you realize that nowadays sacajewea would be incarcerated in a boot camp, and lewis and clark would be considered child molesters?

Of course, I don't think that that's valid, but that's what our society would do now. Times have a changed, and not for the better in a lot of cases.

-- looky (nomore@long.adventures), February 29, 2000.



Nice work! Good to see BOTH versions displayed!


-- Jimmy Splinters (, February 29, 2000.

Believe it or not I had something similar happen, but it was a long time ago, back in the 1950's.

Just for the heck of it, I went to the bank and got a few silver dollars. Back then, they were the real ones, real silver, real big, and they only "cost" a dollar.

No one would take them!

I couldn't spend them, and ended up taking them back to the bank to trade for "real" money. (which back then really WAS real, because they were Silver Certificates)

-- Charles Underwood Farley (chuck@u.farley), February 29, 2000.

As for the cost of the new dollars -- the production cost is much less than that of paper dollars, because the coins last so much longer than the paper. Last estimate I read was that the average life of a U.S. paper dollar was fifteen days.

Unfortunately, we'll have to accept some degree of collateral damage to men's pants pockets in the form of increased wear. On the other hand, men's billfolds will be thinner.

The Canadians introduced a dollar coin quite a while back -- now they have a two-dollar coin too. They seem to be getting used to it.

-- Tom Carey (, March 01, 2000.

In Australia we now have both a dollar coin and a two dollar coin. Have had them both for many years now. They have also phased out the one and two dollar notes. Much more economical as they last heaps longer.

-- downunder (, March 01, 2000.

this is america, not commie canada or australia...i want my damm paper dollar...

-- INever (, March 01, 2000.

American Dol. Spend em now, its only a matter of time befor the Euro takes over the place of the US Doll Hair anyway.

Get out of the 90's the mint is just realizing a dollar will be worth a nickel pretty soon so thay are making them a bit more durrable

-- commie (, March 01, 2000.

here they are for your approval; the new US dollars:

-- commie (, March 01, 2000.

here they are for your approval; the new US dollars

-- commie (, March 01, 2000.

And, yes they are not in circulation yet. The banks will NOT take them as they are NOT "tender" until "released". Walmart/SAms did this as a promotion, and the treasury figgered it would be an easy way to get things started....


-- Chuck, a night driver (, March 01, 2000.

I won 20 of the damn things picking up a 6-7 split during cosmic bowl a couple of weeks ago. Think I'll spend'em at the flea market on baseball cards..........that guy will surely take'em.

Don't like'em at all though. Too heavy on the pocket....


-- Deano (, March 01, 2000.

-- Dennis (, March 01, 2000.

Saw a new dollar coin a clerk gave to the lady in front of me... Thought He was trying to impress Her.... I lose change out of my pocket when I sit in a sloppy way.... So I don't sweat a penny or a quarter but a dollar will begin to hurt my pocket...... But if that's progress then let it happen...... John

-- John Goelz (, January 18, 2003.

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