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1997 Fools: Eisenhower Recall
Subject: Eisenhower Recall From: Stephen L Suffet <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 1997/04/01 Message-Id: <Pine.SUN.3.95L.970401065546.29836Eemail@example.com> 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.