Dollar coins are becoming more common, but they are still pretty annoying. You can use them for public transportation and some vending machines will accept them. They have no slot in cash registers, so you hardly use them for regular cash transactions. There are a few common dollar coins. The Susan B. Anthony dollar coin is silver and slightly bigger than a quarter. They look very similar to quarters and are constantly mistaken for them. The public hates them and I do too. Sacajawea dollar coins are gold and depict Sacajawea, the Indian Princess who loved Lewis and hated Clark. Slightly better than the Susan B. Anthony coins, these are gold and are easily distinguished from other US coins. I think it’s also the only coin with a baby on it.
The Sacajawea coins were also not well received by the public. The obvious solution was to stick a president on there. But which one? How about all of them?!? Sounds good to me. The government saw the benefits of people collecting state quarters, and they unveiled a line of dollar coins which will depict each president eventually. Finally William Henry Harrison and Gerald Ford get their own currency, what a relief.
Critically Rated at 6/17 for the Susan B. Anthony coin.
Critically Rated at 11/17 for the Sacajawea coin.
Critically Rated at 14/17 for the Presidential coins.