US Mint plans to have re-enactors exchange coins at Jefferson Memorial to introduce $1 Jefferson Coin on August 16

UPDATE:

Here is the schedule for the event at the Jefferson Memorial:

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Presidential Quizzes by “Thomas Jeffersons”:     10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

United States Mint News Conference:               11:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

                        Jefferson $1 Coin Exchange:                             11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. 

The Thomas Jefferson golden Dollar is about to be released (August 16, 2007), as the third coin in the presidential $1 coin program,  and the mint is having a quiz at the Jefferson Memorial to see how many people can name the presidents in the order that they served, given by Thomas Jefferson re-enactors. If you answer their questions successfully, you win a free dollar.  Just remember – Washington’s Army Jogged Many Miles and Jogged Very Hard to Philadelphia! The first letters of stand for Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe etc. I was watching the teen summer tournament on Jeopardy! and the answer was “The first president who was photographed and had a middle name”, the super smart teenage girl thought about it for a second and guessed correctly “Who is John Quincy Adams?”, and Alex Trebbick said “Oh good, I thought you were counting most recent on down!”, and she corrected him. So learning the order of the presidents is practical – especially if you are in Washington DC on Aug 15 (for a free Jefferson dollar). Or plan to be on Jeopardy!

The Mint also has free screensavers that are pretty cool!  I just got the Presidential $1 one which is well done. It works with PCs only (no Macs).

While I was checking out the US Mint – I also checked out The Royal Canadian Mint where you can buy Canadian Wild Moose Droppings and the Mexican Mint which was established in 1535 – the oldest mint in the Americas. They have an english page – but its under construction. Of the three mint web sites, only the US one is in English only.

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One response to “US Mint plans to have re-enactors exchange coins at Jefferson Memorial to introduce $1 Jefferson Coin on August 16

  1. James Bower

    Great blog, reading it through RSS feed as well

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