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Those of you that frequent strip clubs aren't going to like that!
From Yahoo! News: American consumers have shown about as much appetite for the $1 coin as kids do their spinach. They may not know what's best for them either. Congressional auditors say doing away with dollar bills entirely and replacing them with dollar coins could save taxpayers some $4.4 billion over the next 30 years.
They've been talking about this for about 15 years now. Comes up every few years. Never actually happens. I wouldn't be opposed to it. I liked the one dollar/euro/pound coins when I was in Europe. Make it very easy when at the bar. Gotta make sure you have deep pockets though (literally and figuratively) because you tend to lose them when they fall out after you sit down.
I remember England had the 2 pound coins and I ended up spending about 30 pounds at the bar one night, half of it was lost after falling out of my pocket.
"People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care." - Mark Dantonio.
Eff that. I hate change in my pocket, especially big coins.
Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. - Groucho Marx
Yeah my main concern is not being able to put them in my wallet. But I am using cash less and less every year so probably not that big of a deal.
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get used to carrying one of these then:
I just returned from DC and was fed several dollar coins as change by the Metro ticket machines. Was a bit surprised to see Susan B. Anthony dollars still in circulation. Not a big deal really but it helps that the new dollar coins don't look so much like a quarter.
Get rid of the dollar bill and use a dollar coin.
Get rid of the penny and round everything up to or down to the closest 5.
Not a fan.
A one dollar bill looks like you are giving someting when you give a tip. A coin does not.
I have to believe it will cost more to make a coin than it is a dollar bill....... I could be wrong though
Yes, but a coin lasts 30 times as long as a bill.
Then use $2 bills. Simple solution to a non-problem.
America needs to focus on the one scourge we haven't been able to rid ourselves if for centuries. Pennies. They are so god damn worthless it's time to round up or down to nickel values of 5 cents.
People sometimes think $2 bills are fake. I haven't used one in a long time (who has really?) but one of the last times I did, the person taking the money looked at it strangely.
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I read the title as: Talk in DC of Dolla dolla bills.
Strip clubs? Dollar bills? No problem. Most of the strippers have a built in coin slot.
I'm okay with the change (no pun intended). Drop the penny and the dollar bill. I'll adjust and move on.
It was just a mistake;
I didn't mean to let them take away my soul.
Am I too old?
Is it too late?
You just put them in the coin slot.
Those bringing up the penny: I believe the current plan is to eliminate pennies and nickels. Everything will round to the nearest dime. I am sure not in the consumers favor.
I should have no problem adapting to this since I've been making it hail in the clubs for years.
I love how Spartan Stadium still rocks the half-dollar coin.
"If they want to mock us, I'm telling them it's not over. It will never be over here. It's just starting." - Mark Dantonio, 2007
Nickels are the lowest coin that have any value to me. I will occasionally use nickels to make exact change. If the cost of my item is an integer not ending in 5 or 0, I overpay by 1-4 cents and scornfully reply 'you make keep the pennies. Do with them whatever you like'. I usually dump pennies by the 100 in parking meters in annarbour just to rid myself of them and let those parking nazis sort thru and count them!
During the summer of 2002, I went about a month paying for stuff with nothing but $2 bills and dollar coins. That was fun. It's not my problem that there are people so under-educated in this country they don't even understand the basics of our currency denominations.
I don't know if it's true, but I've heard it costs more to make a penny than it's actually worth.
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