After work, I decided to stop at a local coffee shop for a beverage. As I ordered my libation and noticed a $2 bill in the tip jar. The numismatist in me became excited. I reached in to take the note and replaced it with three William Henry Harrison dollars.
The barista watched carefully and noticed the gold-colored coins. She looked at me and asked why I was taking her money and leaving tokens. I pulled one out of the jar and showed her that it was a $1 coin. Apparently, it was the first time she had seen the dollar coin.
I told her about the Presidential Dollar Program and how they were honoring four presidents each year. She seemed interested and looked at the coin and asked who William Henry Harrison was.
If nothing else, the Presidential Dollar Program helped educate one high school student today!