Hello all -
Yesterday I saw a commercial staring Kermit the Frog, of all muppets, procliaming the U.S. Mint was starting to put out a series of quarters representing each state.
That means fifty different coins, each with a different visual/text backing.
Why? I can understand the Post Office putting out a great many stamps because that means people buy them as part of collections and it's free profit. People will certainly collect these coins, but unlike stamps, coins can't just be minted at will to sell.
People will take these coins out of circulation in, I believe, large numbers.
So - why? Is this just PR for the Mint or am I missing something? And if it is just PR...why again? The Mint is one part of government that no one seems to dislike.
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