U.S. Mint to unveil presidential coins
   2006-11-29 15:40:18       CRIENGLISH.com

Can George Washington and Thomas Jefferson succeed where Susan B. Anthony and Sacajawea failed? The U.S. Mint is hoping America's presidents will win acceptance, finally, for the maligned(被诽谤的)dollar coin.
The public will get the chance to decide starting in February when the first of the new coins, bearing the image of the first president, is introduced.

Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison are scheduled to grace(使优美)the coin in 2007, with a different president appearing every three months.

The series will honor four different presidents per year, in the order they served in office. Each president will appear on only one coin, except for Grover Cleveland, who will be on two because he was the only president to serve nonconsecutive(费连续的)terms. To be depicted(描画)on a coin, a president must have been dead for at least two years.

The idea of rotating(轮流)designs borrows from the highly successful 50-state quarter program(五十州纪念币发行计划). Since its launch in 1999, this program has featured five state designs each year in the order the state joined the union.

The quarter program has been widely successful, introducing millions of people to coin collecting for the first time. The Mint hopes the presidential program will enjoy similar success, in part because of the bold designs on the new coins.



25美分纪念币正面50州纪念币(50 State Quarters)是由美国发行的一系列25美分纪念硬币。是在1997年12月1日经过克林顿总统签署的105-124法案通过后而成事实。始於1999年,至2008年結束,預計為期十年,即平均每年有五個州要发行代表各自每一个州的硬币,希望藉此讓年輕一代了解各州的人文歷史等傳統文化。




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