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#292: Dollar Coins In The Wild

July 22nd, 2011

Episode 394 of 911 episodes

On today's Planet Money, more twists and turns in our story about the more than one billion dollar coins sitting unused in government vaults:We talk to self-described 'travel hackers' who use frequent-flier mile credit cards to buy dollar coins and pile up miles.And we learn that the U.S. Mint — just today! — said it would stop letting people use credit cards to buy the coins.Also on the show: Why they love U.S. dollar coins in Ecuador.

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