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Subject: [GEORGE] New Texas Quarters
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2004 14:13:07 EST
>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
>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 Texas quarter, which was
>created by a Texas A&M graduate," Shackleford said.