New $1 Coin Features George Washington; Just In Time For First President's Birthday

Washington (AP) -- The US Mint is giving the dollar coin another go, hoping the third time sticks.

The gold-colored coins will feature the nation's first president, George Washington. However, the question is whether people will reject them as they did the two previous dollar coins, the Susan B. Anthony and Sacagawea. Coin experts are skeptical. They believe that for the dollar coin to succeed, the paper bill will have to go.

The new coin is the first in a series featuring four presidents a year. It goes into circulation Thursday, just before next week's President's Day celebrations.

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