Dollar coins to feature dead presidents

first_imgWASHINGTON – New dollar coins featuring all 37 of the nation’s dead presidents will begin rolling out of the U.S. Mint in 2007 under a bill President George W. Bush signed into law Thursday. Lawmakers hope the coins – and an accompanying $10 gold piece for collectors that features former first ladies – will be a big money raiser for the government like the 50-state quarter program. They also hope the dollar pieces will spur interest in the Sacagawea dollars, which have been little-used. The front of the new dollar coins will depict former presidents, but not those who are living or have been dead for less than two years; the backs of the coins will show the Statue of Liberty. Four coins a year will be issued, beginning in 2007, in the presidents’ order of service. The treasury secretary will have authority over the designs. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake The bill also creates a gold bullion coin program bearing images of former first ladies and emblems of their causes on $10 coins. Companion coins for those presidents who had no spouse will show images of liberty and themes of the presidents’ tenures. The coins will be 99.99 percent pure gold. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Varane agrees new five-year deal

first_imgReal Madrid Varane agrees new five-year Real Madrid contract Joe Wright Last updated 2 years ago 21:16 27/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) raphael varane - cropped Getty Images Real Madrid Borussia Dortmund v Real Madrid Real Madrid v Espanyol UEFA Champions League Primera División The France international defender has committed his future to the Bernabeu outfit, following in the footsteps of several other stars in recent weeks Real Madrid have announced that Raphael Varane has agreed a new five-year contract.The France international centre-back will stay with the Spanish and European champions until the end of the 2021-22 season.Varane follows Marcelo, Isco, Dani Carvajal, Karim Benzema and Marcos Llorente in committing his future to the club. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. The 24-year-old, who signed from Lens in 2011, has established himself as a crucial part of Madrid’s spectacular success under head coach Zinedine Zidane.He has won 13 major trophies since arriving from France, including three Champions Leagues, two Club World Cups and two La Liga titles.last_img read more

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