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December 13, 2011

With U.S. awash in dollar coins, Obama to cut production

The federal government has too much money on its hands. That may be surprising, especially since the government is flat broke, with a $15 trillion national debt. But it's also awash in shiny one-dollar coins, with more than a billion of them going unused by the public and piling up at bank vaults across the country.

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