Who's Next on the Dollar Coin?
Coinstar performed a national currency poll that found consumers want notable scientists and inventors on their coins in the future. It also showed that only 16% of Americans are spending the new dollar coins, while 31 percent are saving them and 25 percent are avoiding them entirely. It didn’t say what the other 28% were doing with them, but my guess is they weren’t aware the coins existed.
With the infatuation of rock stars and celebrities, it’s nice to see that Americans still value the contributions of scientists and inventors in the nation’s history.