Coming next year to coin collectors: a herniated mailman.

We’re winding down the 50 States Quarter Program over the next two years.

We’re ramping up the Presidential Dollar series starting next year.

So next year’s proof sets will have, in addition to the penny, nickel, dime, half dollar and Sacagawea dollar, five statehood quarters (Montana, Washington, Idaho, Wyoming and Utah) and four Presidential dollars (Washington, Adams, Jefferson and Madison). Barring the unexpected admission of another state between now and the end of 2008, that ends the state quarter program. In ’09, there will be one quarter, but at least four pennies, perhaps five or six, to celebrate the bicentennial of Lincoln’s birth and the centennial of the Lincoln cent… er, well, the Cent-ennial, then (yeah, like I could resist that).

I’m ready for a half-dollar program now! And a two-dollar coin with Teddy Roosevelt on it.


11 comments so far

  1. chilayse on

    Would you believe I knew about this last week?

    My stepfather collects the quarters.

    • The Rev Dr Sherwood Forrester on

      Actually, the Presidential dollar has been in the pipeline some time–it’s just only fnally going forward. As I recall, it was originally attached to one of Jim Kolbe’s periodic attempts to kill the penny, but it got detached from that and the Lincoln Cent-ennial was added. ’08 is the last year for the Memorial Cent–after the four ’09 designs, they’re changing the reverse again.

  2. cashewlou on

    How about a three-dollar coin with Buchanan on it? o(:o)

  3. argh_jim on

    Doesn’t the dollar coin replace the Sacapotata dollar, as the States quarter is replacing the eagle on the reverse of the quarter? At least this gives us some time to come up with some good observations on the “W” Dollar.

    We also need to petition for a “Master Ninja” Peter MacNickle.

    …OK, that was a stretch.

    • The Rev Dr Sherwood Forrester on

      The Sacagawea, as far as I know, will remain in circulation alongside the new dollars. And the Presidential dollars will only have those presidents who have been dead for two years by the time their coin comes up.

      Yes, I’ve already had one psycho say he hopes Clinton gets a coin. Fuckwit.

  4. argh_jim on

    MacNickel even.


  5. billfl on

    There’ve been attempts to extend the quarter program an extra year to commemorate non-states the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa and – um – Gotham City. No, wait, the US Virgin Islands.

    I like the Presidential Dollar program – very inventive! If only the people who designed our paper money had as much style sense as the ones who design our coinage.

    • The Rev Dr Sherwood Forrester on

      Oh, our paper money is *awful*. It used to be a lot more artistic. And the redesigned bills aren’t an improvement. The new ten looks ridiculous.

      • billfl on

        Yeah, it looks like it was dipped in Bar-B-Q sauce. (We can at least hope it was – BOLD!! *pwing*)

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