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New Dollar Coin #258598

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Jun 04, 1978
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(Studio) DC's engagement in fight over whose face to put on new dollar coin reported.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(DC) Treasury Department plans for circulating new dollar coin in 1979, in hopes of saving some money now spent on perishable dollar bill, outlined. Size of new coin contrasted to that of quarter and Eisenhower dollar coins. Is noted that Congress must approve action. [Treasury undersecretary Bette ANDERSON - contrasts length of time that dollar bill lasts to expected longevity of new coin. Notes savings in 1st year just in product costs.] (Video difficulty.) Treasury plans to put visage of Miss Liberty on coin and House Women's Caucus endorsement of suffragette Susan B. Anthony to be put on it reported [Representative Mary Rose OAKAR - notes number of famous men on coins. States caucus view of need for women on coin and position that Anthony is right one.] Photo shown. Treasury chief engraver's continued support for Miss Liberty noted.

Dean, Morton;
McManus, Jim

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