U.S. Coins

U.S. Coins

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The designs on 3 of the most common U.S. coins, the penny, nickel, and dime, have remained largely unchanged for 50+ years. The 50 State Quarters Program, involving a set of recurring designs commemorating each state, has generated renewed interest in the quarter. A recent redesign of the new $1 coin has also increased the public's interest in collecting the coin, but it is not widely circulating. This review of U.S. coin designs pays particular attention to increasing circulation of the $1 coin. This survey of a sample of adults obtained public views on various coin design questions, incl. public preference for coin denom's., coin design features, the frequency of change in coin design, and ways to increase acceptance and use of the new dollar coin. Illus.dollar coin, 37 percent of the survey responses fell into a category of a€œmake the coin more available.a€9 In addition, about 13 percent of the responses could be grouped under changes to the physical characteristics of the dollar coin such asanbsp;...

Title:U.S. Coins
Author:Bernard L. Ungar
Publisher:DIANE Publishing - 2002-02-01


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