News to us: There are US President $1 coins (like the Sacagawea) -- for which there apparently has been uneven demand because of the tastes of the currency-using public. The Obama admin directed the US Mint to stop producing the coins for circulation at the end of last year after the government accumulated a $1.4 billion surplus of the coins. [USA Today]
But they're still available by special order. And when the coin commemorating Chester A. Arthur -- Washington County native, Union College grad, current resident of the Albany Rural Cemetery -- was issued last month, the Mint got orders for more than 6 million Arthur dollars. [Coin Update]
By the way: a Chester A. Arthur dollar will set you back $1.12 (minimum order: 100) before shipping and handling.
[via Union College]
image: US Mint
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