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The E-Sylum:  Volume 10, Number 34, August 26, 2007, Article 16

SACAGAWEA DOLLARS IN ECUADOR

While searching for other things I stumbled across a reference
to U.S. Sacagawea dollars circulating in Ecuador.  I donít
recall reading about this before Ė can anyone shed some light
on this?

"Somebody at the mint, perhaps tired of stubbing their toes on
bags of Sac dollars in the vaults, had a brain storm and
commencing on April 15, 2002 the U.S. began sending some $500
million of the unwanted dollar coins to Ecuador for use as
circulating currency. And, wow, did they circulate! So much
so that in less than a year they became the most popular
currency item in the country."

"Many uninformed Ecuadorians believe the central device on
the obverse is that of an Ecuadorian woman from the mountains.
They know nothing of Sacagawea or the exaggerated role the
politically correct U.S. Mint spin doctors gave to her being
part of the Lewis & Clark expedition."

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  Wayne Homren, Editor

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