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Texas Quarters

by John Robie / February 28, 2004 3:01 AM PST

WASHINGTON,D.C. ? (HA!)

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 collectors worldwide.


"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."

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Re:Texas Quarters
by C1ay / February 28, 2004 3:31 AM PST
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One problem with the link ...
by Bill Osler / February 28, 2004 4:36 AM PST
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When I click on your link I get a message that yzedf.com does not support offsite links to images. I did get to the image by copying the link before clicking on it, then pasting the link into the address bar of the browser window.

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Oops...Try this link.....
by C1ay / February 28, 2004 4:46 AM PST
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I thought Arkansas was issuing nickles.
by Kiddpeat / February 28, 2004 3:06 PM PST
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They are a little slow.

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Re:Texas Quarters
by Rolway / February 28, 2004 3:43 AM PST
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Apparently they are not using the Duct Tape correctly John. It takes a little practice and determination.

George

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(NT) Well "Robie", you took a big 'slap' at Texas A&M. Tell us all where you graduated from college.
by Jack Ammann / February 28, 2004 6:22 AM PST
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Re: Slap at A&M -- it's a cut-and-pasted joke, Jack ! (NT)

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That's fine Dave. I wonder why Robie couldn't have...
by Jack Ammann / February 28, 2004 2:53 PM PST

...said that (that you said), rather than the vile venomous stuff he posted which also talked about violence and vehement feelings?

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