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"One Dollar" versus "$1" on coinage posted by MBC

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Using "$1" on our coinage leaves much to be desired.


While the most recent presidential dollar coins are doing alright, I still have a problem with the reverse, namely seeing the denomination given as "$1" instead of being properly spelled out as "One Dollar." I believe this hurts the overall design and cheapens the coin to collectors and non-collectors alike. It makes the coin look like "play money' sold at Woolworth's and is one of the reasons I have avoided the series. As much as I hate to say it, the Susan B. Anthony dollar even looked better. When a coin has ample room to include "One Dollar" it should, because the dollar deserves respect as the nation's base monetary unit. It looks worse on commemoratives too, and is one of the reasons I believe the 2013 Girl Scout Centennial Dollar failed.


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