Every time a new dollar coin gets inked into legislation there’s a ripple effect many, including the bill’s inkers, don’t take into consideration. It’s not malicious thoughtlessness. No person can have omnipotent foresight in knowing the consequences of every single decision. Presidential $1 Coin Act of 2005 mandates vending machine requirements Take, for example, the […]


Just minutes ago the James Madison Presidential $1 Coins officially entered into circulation and are available at U.S. banks and other financial institutions. The Madison Dollar is the fourth and last presidential coin released this year. Madison is known as the Father of the Constitution. Having heard himself referenced that way, Madison protested by saying […]


What’s a great treat you can hand out for Halloween that thrills a child and can strike their interest into a new hobby? Coins! Coins stand out from the ton of normal treats a child receives, and they’re great for parents who have to worry about safety. So what is a good coin treat? That’s […]


The verdict isn’t in on whether counterfeit coins were used earlier this month at a local McDonald’s restaurant in Macomb, Illinois. The boy who used them was given the four Presidential $1 Coins as a gift from his grandparents. They were special proof versions, which are made for collectors, and have a current value of […]


Two days ago the Peoria Journal Star reported a police investigation alleging the use of counterfeit Presidential $1 Coins at a local McDonald’s restaurant in Macomb, Illinois. The coins were colored and had the faces of U.S. Presidents George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Each were apparently shiny and because they included […]

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President Bush signed the Native American $1 Coin Act mandating the redesign of Sacagawea Dollar. Starting in 2009, the Sacagawea reverse will no longer have the soaring eagle depicted. Instead, it’ll bear a famous American Indian or American Indian event that’ll change each year. has discussed the success and various failures of U.S. dollar […]


Curiosity and enthusiasm gets jolted into overdrive when an always changing coin series comes out. You don’t need to look further than the 50 State Quarters® Program. It helped create a booming-hot collector market that’s still going strong. Better, the new quarters soundly made it as "replacements" to older circulating quarters. The quarters program started […]