With the start of the 2013 Season, the North Creek Depot Museum has begun to distribute 2013 Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Dollar coins as change. The idea sprung from Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s home in Virginia which distributes $2 bills with Jefferson’s portrait as change.
The Roosevelt coin, the 26th in the series, is part of the U.S. Presidential Coin series and is a legal tender coin issued by the United States Mint. The coins were minted at both the Philadelphia and Denver mints. The Museum has both available. Prior issues of the Presidential series were distributed by the Federal Reserve Bank which has since stopped issuing them.
The Museum expects to distribute the coins right up until North Creek’s Teddy Roosevelt Days Sept. 15-17 which includes special train rides, Rail Fair III, and a visit by TR impersonator Joe Weigand. Call the Museum at 251-5842 for more information.