Monday, November 06, 2006

NDSU Grad Blamed for New Quarter Recall

Hang on to any of the new State of North Dakota quarters; they may be worth much more than 25 cents. The U.S. Treasury announced today it is recalling all North Dakota quarters that is a part of its program featuring quarters from each of the 50 states. "We are recalling all the new North Dakota quarters that were recently issued," Treasury Undersecretary Jack Shackleford said Monday. This action is being taken after numerous reports that the new quarters will not work in parking
meters, toll booths, vending machines, pay phones, or other coin-operated devices. "The problem lies in the unique design of the North Dakota quarter, which was created by an Engineering Graduate from North Dakota State University," Shackleford said. "Apparently, the duct tape holding the two dimes and the nickel together keeps jamming the coin-operated devices."
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