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Dollar Coin to Make Debut

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Dollar Coin to Make Debut

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Dollar Coin to Make Debut

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A new dollar coin goes into circulation this week. The U.S. government says coins are cheaper to make than bills, and they last longer. But the Associated Press says half of Americans surveyed don't want a dollar coin AND a dollar bill.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

And our last word in business today gets straight to the money you spend, or that you refuse to spend. This week, a new $1 coin is going into circulation. It's a successor to the Susan B. Anthony dollar that many people didn't use.

STEVE INSKEEP, host:

And the Sacagawea dollar that many people didn't use. The U.S. government wishes that you would use dollar coins because they're cheaper, and they last longer than dollar bills. So the new dollar coin will feature presidents, starting with George Washington.

MONTAGNE: And if you don't like it, you're not alone. An Associated Press survey finds half of Americans surveyed don't want a dollar coin and a dollar bill.

It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Renee Montagne.

INSKEEP: And I'm Steve Inskeep.

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