Dick Johnson submitted this note about the U.S. Mint's efforts to market the new dollar coins. -EditorAt first I thought this was a joke, but here are the pictures. A big green truck that dispenses presidential dollar coins for your paper currency up (to $20) in vending machines built into the side of the truck. The article stated the truck was sent there by the U.S. Mint to Portland, Oregon. Again, I questioned this, but there it was, the mint's seal painted on the truck.
The article lists where the truck will be stationed. It travels from what looks like shopping center to shopping center with three hour layover to dispense its dollars. The public's comments ranged all over the spectrum.
Some chastised the presidential dollar coins because the motto "In God We Trust" was not on the coins (when it is located on the edge). Another complained about losing the paper dollars because now he would have to put fives in strippers' G-strings.
To read the complete article, see: Mint pushes new dollar coin in Portland (http://www.oregonlive.com/news/index.ssf/2008/11/
Wayne Homren, Editor
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