Government Wants President Coin Lawsuit Dropped
The U.S. Treasury
Secretary wants a federal judge to dismiss a
Florida man’s lawsuit seeking to place 10 men on
Presidential $1 coins who, he says, were
presidents before George Washington.
The United States Mint was placed under the
auspices of the Secretary of the Treasury of the
United States in 1981.
Stanley L. Klos of Palm Beach, Florida wants
Treasury Secretary Paulson to use his authority
to have coins minted for the men who were
Presidents of the United States in Congress
Assembled under the Constitution of 1777, also
known as the Articles of Confederation as
adopted in March of 1781.
The historically significant leaders Klos speaks
of are Samuel Huntington, Thomas McKean, John
Hanson, Elias Boudinot, Thomas Mifflin, Richard
Henry Lee, John Hancock, Nathanial Gorham,
Arthur St. Clair and Cyrus Griffin. Men, he says
and discusses in his book, President Who?
Forgotten Founders, who not only held top
positions in U.S. history, but signed national
documents as President.
The lawsuit was filed in the Middle District of
Florida on May 1, 2008 with U.S. District Judge
Steven D. Merryday presiding.
Today’s motion for dismissal argued in part that
Klos’ contention of "Constitution of 1777
Presidents" serving in the same capacity as
President George Washington and his successors
The motion pleads that the case lacks merit
because the Presidential $1 Coin Act of 2005
dictates the coin images — not Paulson.