Why am I not surprised? George W. Bush just signed into the law the worst $1 Coin program concept ever (and that is a decent hurdle to clear).
Here is my blog post about the bill, as it was in Congress. From another blog, some additional coverage.
I guess both the House & the Senate get two thumbs down for passing this also. I predict this will set a record for the lowest number of coins to make it out of the US Treasury vaults, ever.