Now before you go crapping all over the new presidential dollar coin's chances to break the "Peace Dollar curse", remember this -- the new presidential dollar coin has a few huge advantages that those two loser dollar coins didn't have. According to the U.S. Mint, the new presidential coin will rotate designs, with four -- count 'em, four! -- new presidential dollars each year, starting in 2007. Boo ya! Also, the dollar coin will have writing on its edge instead of just on its front and back for the first time in more than 70 years! And as if that's not all, according to USA Today, the writing will be "engraved but will be detectable by touch." That's detectable by touch, people.
As USA TODAY writes: "Those two features, particularly the rotation of the coins, will lead to excitement about the money in a way that wasn't generated before, [Mint Director Edmund] Moy says."
But he had more to say and this is what should give us all hope for what many have already nicknamed "the Prezzy". (Okay, so maybe they haven't nicknamed it that, but they should). If people start collecting them and seeking them out, Moy said, "we hope that one positive benefit of that is that they'll start using them more and say, 'Hmmm, this isn't as bad as we thought.' "
Keep the faith, Mint Director Moy. I'm certain they're not nearly as bad as we thought. Not by a longshot.