Saturday, January 28, 2012

US Mint, etc

The US Mint has completely discontinued the direct ship program. However, banks still carry dollar coins, and are willing to give them out to anyone who wants them. In this light, and given the positive response to the coins when I use them, I will continue to use them for purchases.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Bad News For Dollar Coins

From the US mint site:

"The United States Mint will implement an order fulfillment charge of $12.50 for each box of $1 Coins purchased through the $1 Coin Direct Ship Program effective November 15. This new charge is a result of our continual effort to review programs to ensure that they meet our commitment to prudent fiscal management on behalf of the American public."

That's unfortunate. I like the dollar coins but I'm not willing to spend money to use them, and imagine a lot of others will feel the same way.

Friday, October 14, 2011

sticker + victory = sticktory?

Good news - I ordered some "Use $1 coin stickers here", and gave them to the owner of Xi'an Famous Foods... They are now on display there:

Monday, September 19, 2011

Blog: Phase 2

The past few months have shown that in New York City, $1 coins are easily spent and accepted. Rather than continue to document every place that accepts the coins, I'm going to switch the focus of the blog to posts that are of interest because (a) the reaction was very positive, or (b) they were not accepted at some venue.

I've also received some "Use $1 coins here" stickers from the US Mint which I'm distributing to stores who positively receive the coins.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

dos hermanos

Place: Dos Hermanos
Number of coins: 12 + 20
Accepted: Yes

I went here for some tacos, and when the cashier saw the dollar coins, he offerred to buy some more off me. Wow!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011


Place: Rocco's
Number of coins: 5
Accepted: Yes

"Hey, look at this guy, payin' me with these goold dubloons!"


Place: Cambodian Cuisine Torsu
Number of coins: 2
Accepted: Yes

A $20 bill plus 2 coins for food for 3 people...