Get Your Ulysses S. Grant $1 Coin

Well, folks, today’s the day.  The Ulysses S. Grant $1 coin makes its formal appearance.  Doubtless this is the moment that so many of you have been waiting for, and so I point you here for ordering details.

Between various stamps and coins, it ought to be an interesting time for the federal government to cash in the the American Civil War.

It will be interesting to see how many of these actually make it into circulation.

6 thoughts on “Get Your Ulysses S. Grant $1 Coin

  1. Ray O'Hara May 19, 2011 / 10:29 pm

    It will do as well as the Susan B Anthony and the Sacajawea dollar coin did, some will get one as a collectors item and that’s it. like the other coins it will be clunky in the pocket and people won’t use them.

  2. James F. Epperson May 20, 2011 / 4:35 am

    Ray may be right, but we could save a non-trivial amount of money by using dollar coins instead of bills—the life-span of a coin is much more than a bill.

  3. Noma May 20, 2011 / 7:59 am

    Very ugly. Why Don Everhart for a designer? Why not Phebe Hemphill or someone who could have made him look good? Seems like it’s Grant’s usual bad luck with publicity. Is Don Everhart a member of the Lost Cause, or does he just do generally clunky work? Anyway, I’m disappointed.

  4. Matt McKeon May 21, 2011 / 9:21 am

    The refusal of the US to use a dollar coin is strange. There are one and two dollar coins in Canada, and pound coins in the UK. I’ve used them on vacation without thinking it inconvenient.

  5. Ray O'Hara May 21, 2011 / 9:52 pm

    That’s Canada, they are rather strange up there.
    The appearance of American money is a quirk the American people have.
    They had wanted to change the bills to being multi-colored like foreign money, Green for X denomination, Yellow for Y and they got a strong pushback that killed that idea.

    and take the penny, if it didn’t have Lincoln on it it would be discontinued as it costs more than a dollar to make 100.

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