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Or one slightly larger. I had to do that when in England, but it worked out well. Frankly, much better than wads of singles stacked in your wallet. It's just something you adjust to, and given the $$$ saved by the country, well worth the effort.
My Blood Runs Green.....
Costs about 2.5 cents to make 1 penny.
The penny hasn't been used at overseas military bases for 25+ years. Everything is rounded up and rounded down to the nickel. I always used to put that extra $.02 in my gas tank when filling up. If the penny costs 2.4 cents to make, just imagine how much was spent shipping it around the world. The DoD will buy a $1000 hammer, but they were smart on the penny debate.
What does the extra 2 cents have to do with anything?
The DOD doesn't really buy $1000 hammers.
It's a myth.
Either this website doesn't exist or is not currently available.
Well played...I didn't even think of while typing it.
Canadians use $1 and $2 coins. Smallest denomination for paper money is the $5. Works for them.
Would work fine here.
My seats at SS. My driveway in winter.
Can you say "comeback?" Admit it. You have one, don't you?
No - I'm serious. I don't get why you included gas in it.
It's a way to force people to use debit and check cards. Terrible idea, everything will immediately cost consumer's 2-3% more to reimburse retailers for the fees banks charge retailers for the use of the cards.
"I think the world is run by C students"
Not sure if serious.
And they should institute the Metric system too!!!!!
(Cue the people who work with it and how much easier it is...)
By the way, get over it metric system fans, you lost.
Location: Mumbai, India
Hey, it works in Canada.
Good. They should have done this years ago.
For as long as I've been alive, they've been talking about this. I almost hope that they just do it so I don't have to hear about it anymore.
Stop talking about it. Stop "trying" it "in certain markets".
Just do it. It really isn't hard. Government mandates that banks/credit unions can accept pennies and dollar bills, but cannot give them out. It doesn't seem that they could mandate stores, but just the banks/credit unions would likely get it done.
Other countries have made much more significant needed changes, we are pussies about this for some reason.
Speaking of coins, it's almost time for the annual gHost Change Challenge!!!
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Although a terrible idea for the average person, it's probably a good way to curb the drug and arms trade. It'd be a bitch hauling around a couple of million in coins
That's actually why there's no more $1,000 bills FYI
I love the pound sterling coins in the UK. They are really thick coins, very substantial. They feel like they have value (because they do) and you feel like a badass paying for shit with a bunch of gold coins like a fuxking pirate.
We should get rid of physical currency altogether.
What??? [tin foil hat]
However, Congress does force them to buy more weapons than needed or wanted.
I read an interview with Steve Wozniak a while ago where he said he used to buy sheets of 2 dollars bills, and have them cut and perforated so he could make "checkbooks" of two dollar bills. When he had to buy something, he'd just rip off some of the bills and give them to the clerk. IIRC, the Secret Service paid him a visit.
Get rid of the penny. I hate carrying change but see the value in $1.00 and $2.00 coins. I'd be OK with getting rid of the dollar bill.
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