The United States has tried a couple of times before to convince its people that they (we) should use dollar coins, to a resounding lack of success. There have been various reasons for this lack of success, but at least one problem has been that people have collected the coins rather than using them. Another problem was that people objected to the size of the coins (the Susan B. Anthony was impossible to tell from a quarter without looking, and while the Sacagawea was better, it was still hard to distinguish from other coins).
So, the U.S. Mint plans to combat these problems by putting out a new series of coins featuring U.S. presidents, which will be the exact same size, weight and color as the Sacagawea.
In other words, combat the problem of people collecting the coins by making them even more appealing and collectable, and combat the problem of the coins being the wrong size by making them the same size as the ones that failed last time. I guess I just don't quite get it. How is this supposed to work again?
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