Monday, November 20, 2006

Sacagawea stays?

Follow-up on the Sacagawea coin story: The New York Times says that by law, the U. S. Mint has to continue to make the Sacagawea dollars, which will circulate along with the new presidential dollars and the Susan B. Anthony dollar.

We'll see how that plays out in real life!

A truly radical statement would be to mint the cost of the Iraq war in dollar coins and put them into circulation. That would give us a striking picture of how much the war has cost, in monetary terms. We could make an exception to the dead Presidents rule and put George W. Bush's picture on those.

1 Comments:

Blogger PunditMom said...

What a great topic, MojoMom. How about this for an idea -- how about next time we all go to the bank machine for cash, we go inside the bank instead and ask for $10 or $20 in coins with women on them? And then we, as women purchasers start using them to show our power as purchasers? Maybe a token effort, but if it would get more into circulation and out daughters would learn more about these amazing women!

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