WASHINGTON,D.C. -- Hang on to any of the new State of Texas
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 Texas quarters that are part of its program featuring quarters
from each state. "We are recalling all the new Texas 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
"The problem lies in the unique design of the Texas quarter, which
was created by a Texas A&M graduate," Shackleford said.
"Apparently, the duct tape holding the two dimes and the nickel
together keeps jamming the coin-operated devices."
Saturday, May 25th, 2013 - 4:31am ET
Michigan Version - "Yoopers" Forgive me!
The United States Treasury has announced they are recalling the new Michigan quarters:
"We are recalling all of the new Michigan quarters that were recently issued," Undersecretary Russell Shackelford said in a press conference Monday.
"This comes in the wake of numerous reports to this agency that the quarters will not work in parking meters, toll booths, vending machines, pay phones, or other coin-operated
We believe the problem lies in a design flaw." said Shackelford.
The winning design for the Michigan quarter was submitted by a "Yooper" (a person who lives in the Upper Peninsula or "UP" for you non-Michiganders.)
"Apparently, the duct tape holding the two dimes and nickel together keeps jamming in the coin-operated devices."
The universe never did make sense; I suspect it was built on government contract. - Robert A. Heinlein
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