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1997 Fools: Eisenhower Recall


Subject:      Eisenhower Recall
From:         Stephen L Suffet <sls55@columbia.edu>
Date:         1997/04/01
Message-Id:   <Pine.SUN.3.95L.970401065546.29836E-100000@konichiwa.cc.columbia.edu>
Newsgroups:   rec.collecting.stamps,rec.collecting.coins


FLASH! 

	Just heard today from my contacts Bill and Ben Pickett in
Washington, D.C., that the U.S.  Treasury Department is considering an
immediate recall of all Eisenhower Dollars in circulation. Why? Because it
has recently been discovered that the portrait on the obverse is not that
of Dwight D. Eisenhower, but that of his lesser-known but still much 
accomplished brother Milton Eisenhower. 

	Once all the coins have been redeemed and accounted for, 150,000
will be sold to the public by lottery for numismatic purposes only. The
remainder will be destroyed.

	How did the error occur? Well it's a known fact that the two
Eisenhower brothers looked remarkably alike. It is believed that when the
artwork for the coin was presented to the late President's widow for her
approval, she was somewhat indisposed, and thus could not tell them apart.

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