I was at the MN state fair yesterday, having fun spending dollar coins to buy food. I wondered if it would be inappropriate in any way (i.e. not respectful to the ways of normal circulation; hording the limited national supply; ...) to go to the bank and get loads of dollar coins for spending.
To my astonishment, many banks don't carry them because there isn't enough demand. And since banks aren't carrying them, they've stopped making them!!! "The mint will decide in early 2003 if demand warrants resuming production of the coins for circulation next year." From now on, I'm going to request all my money in Sacagaweas.