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.