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Dollar Coin a Token of Lost Youth?
May 08, 2013

In recent days Great Britain marked the 30th anniversary of the introduction of the one-pound coin that replaced its one-pound bank note.

At the same time, I guess the United States has marked decades of talking about a dollar coin. Depending on where you start counting, you could say this American dollar conversation began in 1969 when Dwight Eisenhower died and politicians were looking for a coin on which to place his image.

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David C. Harper has been a coin collector since 1963. He joined the Krause Publications editorial staff in 1978 and is currently editor of Numismatic News, Bank Note Reporter and World Coin News. He also edits two books annually, North American Coins & Prices and Coin Digest. He is the author of the Class of '63 column that runs each week in Numismatic News. His first bylined numismatic article appeared in the June 1971 issue of Coins Magazine and his various Krause Publications assignments included a stint as editor of the magazine 1980-1983. Harper received a bachelor of science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 1977. He had a double major of journalism and economics.

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