Citizen Staff Report
The new dollar coins are here, and are available at Old Pueblo Coin in Tucson.
The first batch of gold-colored coins features George Washington. The design will change with a new president every three months, in order of their service.
“We were lucky enough to get a few early on. We’re pretty excited about them,” said Rob Weiss, owner of Old Pueblo Coin, 4420 E. Speedway Blvd.
He is hoping to have more by the weekend.
“They are beautiful-looking coins,” he said. “I think they’ll be accepted, certainly collected. We’ll have to wait and see if they circulate well.”
The changing design is an effort to match the phenomenal success of the 50-state quarter program that has attracted more than 125 million collectors.
- Citizen Staff Report