US Coin Recall

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    BULLETIN WASHINGTON, D.C. - Hang on to any of the new State of > Arkansas quarters. If you have them, they may be worth much more than 25 cents. The U.S. Treasury announced today that it is recalling all of the Arkansas quarters that are part of its program featuring > quarters from each state.

    "We are recalling all the new Arkansas quarters that were recently issued," Treasury Undersecretary Jack Shackleford said Monday. "This action is being taken after numerous reports that new quarters will not work in parking meters, toll booths, vending machines, pay phones, or other coin-operated devices".

    The quarters were issued in the order in which the various states
    joined the U.S. and have been a tremendous success among coin
    collectors worldwide.

    "The problem lies in the unique design of the Arkansas quarter, which was created by a University of Arkansas graduate," Shackleford said.

    "Apparently, the duct tape holding the two dimes and the nickel
    together keeps jamming the coin-operated devices."
     
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    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: OMG!!!! LMAO BIG TIME....I collect coins...almost RAN out the door before reading your post!!!!
     
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    when i first read it i was like wtf? had to read it twice myself...lol
     
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    I was just about to buy it when I remembered....I don't sleep with my brother or get my news on current events from the National Enquirer ;):p:
     
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    I gotta confess, I bit big time and then about peed myself laughing. I immediately used the gag on a young woman that works from me from Arkansas. I had a whole bunch of them digging in their pockets looking at their quarters.
     
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