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.