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   Bush Approves Presidential Dollar Coins

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12/22/2005 5:25 pm

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Yahoo News

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Entered 12/22/2005, Updated 12/22/2005

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WASHINGTON - New dollar coins featuring all 37 of the nation's dead presidents will begin rolling out of the U.S. Mint in 2007 under a bill President Bush signed into law on Thursday. Lawmakers hope the coins — and an accompanying $10 gold piece for collectors that features former first ladies — will be a big money raiser for the government like the 50-state quarter program. They also hope the dollar pieces will spur interest in the Sacagawea dollars, which have been little-used. The front of the new dollar coins will depict former presidents, but not those who are living or have been dead for less than two years; the backs of the coins will show the Statue of Liberty.


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