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(WGAL 8)   While there is a push to kill the $1 bill and fully replace it with the $1 coin, it will never happen. The fact is people hate change   (wgal.com) divider line 44
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4140 clicks; posted to Main » on 28 Nov 2012 at 9:46 PM (2 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2012-11-28 10:11:25 PM  
6 votes:

AverageAmericanGuy: How about we switch back to real greenbacks


arsenally.com

Approves of this idea.
2012-11-28 10:18:04 PM  
4 votes:

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: We already had that, with both the Susan B Anthony, and then the Sack of Jawea.


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2012-11-28 10:09:53 PM  
4 votes:

whatshisname: Traveling in the states, I'm always amazed at how thick my wallet gets with $1 bills. You don't even have $2 bills so the singles add up quickly. And then there's the fact that all your bills look pretty much the same so trying to find a $20 in the middle of a wad of $US is more difficult than it should be. The hint of colour they've added to bills is nice.


Eh, with our bills all you have to do is look at a corner to see what the denomination is. With Canadian and certain European bills, you have to rely on the shape, color, and artistry on the bill to figure it out. It's like, ok, I want to buy a coffee, will that cost the postcard-sized pink bill with a griffon on it, or the playing-card sized blue bill with what looks to be Geraldo Rivera's face on it?
2012-11-28 10:00:22 PM  
3 votes:

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: This would cause one of two things:

Stripper money inflation

or

Increase in circular skin impressions in the shape of said dollar coins on stripper skin


They already have coin slots!
2012-11-28 09:52:08 PM  
3 votes:
From TFA: "As of May, the Fed had amassed $1.4 billion in $1 coins in its vaults because demand for the coins remains weak."

Anyone else feel a sudden urge to assemble a team of top-notch guys and form an insanely convoluted plan to nab the coins in a way the Fed will least expect?
2012-11-29 12:04:43 AM  
2 votes:

AverageAmericanGuy: Can anyone break a 10?
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www.bbc.co.uk

Do you have change for a Triganic Pu?
2012-11-28 10:44:53 PM  
2 votes:
i.chzbgr.com
2012-11-28 10:31:36 PM  
2 votes:
Can anyone break a 10?
cache.virtualtourist.com
2012-11-28 10:13:06 PM  
2 votes:

encyclopediaplushuman: The only places you find $1 coins are in rest stops along the interstates...that and collector editions.


They take $1 coins? I've been paying with fivers for years!
2012-11-28 10:11:55 PM  
2 votes:
Dear America,

Sort out your farking bills in terms of size, design and colour.

Thank You, you bunch of lazy coonts.

Regards,

Some Furriner.
2012-11-28 10:09:36 PM  
2 votes:
There are advantages to using coins in certain places...

api.ning.com
/There is a limited number of places they can keep them
//Window seat please
2012-11-28 09:59:47 PM  
2 votes:

xelnia: WorldCitizen: Maybe about the same time we catch up with the rest of the world and convert to metric?

I don't think I could handle metric dollars!


Think of how bad the UK had their money before decimalization -- the pound was divided into 20 shillings and each shilling into 12 pence, each penny was 4 farthings. WTF was that?
2012-11-28 09:50:34 PM  
2 votes:
Why would you want money made out of valueless metals when you can have highly valuable paper? It's a well known fact American currency is backed by stacks of the world's finest paper stored in Fort Knox.
2012-11-28 09:25:37 PM  
2 votes:
Maybe about the same time we catch up with the rest of the world and convert to metric?
2012-11-28 08:51:11 PM  
2 votes:
No shiat. Why do you think we keep on electing the same damn fools in Washington? D and R got us by the balls
2012-11-28 08:42:49 PM  
2 votes:
Just wait until the $2 coin comes out.
2012-11-29 01:18:29 AM  
1 votes:
why don't you people focus on what's really important? putting boobs back on our money.

i.ebayimg.com
2012-11-28 10:36:43 PM  
1 votes:

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Just wait until the $2 coin comes out.

We already had that, with both the Susan B Anthony, and then the Sack of Jawea. This isn't a new thing.


A Sack of Yahweh? What's it worth, 30 pieces of silver?

/yeah I know it's a stretch, shut up.
2012-11-28 10:27:51 PM  
1 votes:
I'm not really interested in dollar coins unless they are roughly 2.6" by 6.1" and hinged in the middle. But you trifold wallet farkers would have problems with that.
2012-11-28 10:14:54 PM  
1 votes:

mutterfark: I don't give a damn about a greenback, a dollar


Which of the 3 are you?
2012-11-28 10:13:04 PM  
1 votes:

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: whatshisname: Traveling in the states, I'm always amazed at how thick my wallet gets with $1 bills. You don't even have $2 bills so the singles add up quickly. And then there's the fact that all your bills look pretty much the same so trying to find a $20 in the middle of a wad of $US is more difficult than it should be. The hint of colour they've added to bills is nice.

Eh, with our bills all you have to do is look at a corner to see what the denomination is. With Canadian and certain European bills, you have to rely on the shape, color, and artistry on the bill to figure it out. It's like, ok, I want to buy a coffee, will that cost the postcard-sized pink bill with a griffon on it, or the playing-card sized blue bill with what looks to be Geraldo Rivera's face on it?



It's important to make the high value notes big, so you can see at a distance how rich the person is when he whips it out. When a guy pulls what looks like sheet of gaudily-printed typing paper out of his wallet, you know that guy's loaded.
2012-11-28 10:11:25 PM  
1 votes:
A savings of $4.4 billion over 30 years? 30 YEARS? Talk about a drop in the bucket.

We are so f**ked. Our 'leaders' are number than pounded thumbs.
2012-11-28 10:09:19 PM  
1 votes:

jshine: whatshisname: You don't even have $2 bills so the singles add up quickly.

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Tried to use one of those in Utah in about 1978 and the cashier jumped back like it was a rattlesnake. She took it but set it aside in some special pile for "weird money" like it was covered in Ebola or something.
2012-11-28 10:09:17 PM  
1 votes:
The strippers don't enjoy having dollar coins thrown at them?
2012-11-28 10:06:25 PM  
1 votes:
Those of you who want to keep the dollar bill should never travel to any European country. You'd see their currency, and the trauma would cause you to collapse in a puddle of your own pee. I like the coins better, because there's less issues of the coins jamming upa machine as opposed to the paper money, and it's not a big deal carrying around coins.
2012-11-28 10:01:33 PM  
1 votes:
Try using one of those dollar coins at a Taco Bell.
2012-11-28 10:01:24 PM  
1 votes:

cman: No shiat. Why do you think we keep on electing the same damn fools in Washington? D and R got us by the balls


If the Dr is grabbing your balls, he's probably just checking for tumors.
2012-11-28 09:58:49 PM  
1 votes:
$1 bills are ridiculous at this point. They wear out in three years and every other major currency has singles as coins. Kill the penny, mint the dollar, save some money.

If you think killing Big Bird will solve the federal deficit, you should be all over dollar coins.
2012-11-28 09:58:16 PM  
1 votes:
I don't give a damn about a greenback, a dollar
2012-11-28 09:57:11 PM  
1 votes:

WorldCitizen: Maybe about the same time we catch up with the rest of the world and convert to metric?


I don't think I could handle metric dollars!
2012-11-28 09:56:11 PM  
1 votes:
What I'd like to see:

Eliminate our existing coins, round everything to the nearest 10 cents. Have a 10 cent, 20 cent, and 50 cent coin.

Eliminate dollar and two dollar bills, replace them with coins.

Have the ATM give me $50s. Honestly, they've been spitting out $20s for what, 20 years now? Longer? It's about time they started giving us real money.
2012-11-28 09:55:16 PM  
1 votes:
I don't really care one way or another as I don't carry cash very often. But the lack of vending machines and/or parking meters that accept them is a real drawback. I've even come across a parking booth that distributes them as change but does not accept them as payment.
2012-11-28 09:54:58 PM  
1 votes:

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Just wait until the $2 coin comes out.

We already had that, with both the Susan B Anthony, and then the Sack of Jawea. This isn't a new thing.


I tried to buy ice cream in small town Washington state with a Sacajawea dollar one time. "Sorry, I can't take this Canadian money, " sniffed the cashier. "This is American money," I said, "In fact, it was issued from a Wal-Mart in Tulsa." The woman looked very confused.
2012-11-28 09:54:48 PM  
1 votes:

unyon: You'd get over it.

/Canada


We will not damnit!
You don't be telling us what we will and what we won't be gettin over, it

But please keep making beer for us
Thank you
2012-11-28 09:53:50 PM  
1 votes:
Fact of the matter isn't that people hate change, it's that people hate non-quarter like change.

Every place I go to for the most part where their prices end in or relatively close to x.25/x.50/x.75 the tip jars are close to empty. Compared to places where your change gives you 39 cents or 88 cents it's crazy. I can't count the amount of times where people plan to buy things with cash in their hand, but the moment the register brings up a price with a weird combination of coins they immediately put the cash away and pay with debit/credit.
2012-11-28 09:53:32 PM  
1 votes:
All they have to do is bring back the silver peace dollar coin minted in 90% silver and the same weight as the original. I'll gladly take every single one I can get my paws on at face value.
2012-11-28 09:53:16 PM  
1 votes:
the stripper industry is heavily lobbying against the coin.
2012-11-28 09:53:05 PM  
1 votes:

AverageAmericanGuy: How about we switch back to real greenbacks and not this crappy Monopoly money first?


Because a mongoloid to counterfeit them.
2012-11-28 09:51:23 PM  
1 votes:

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Just wait until the $2 coin comes out.


We already had that, with both the Susan B Anthony, and then the Sack of Jawea. This isn't a new thing.
2012-11-28 09:50:21 PM  
1 votes:
How about we switch back to real greenbacks and not this crappy Monopoly money first?
2012-11-28 09:50:11 PM  
1 votes:
WHY DOES THE GOVERNMENT HATE SINGLE MOTHERS??

I support them $1 at a time.
2012-11-28 09:49:38 PM  
1 votes:
That makes cents.
2012-11-28 09:48:41 PM  
1 votes:

unyon: You'd get over it.

/Canada


Except when the new ones won't work in the vending machine ARRRRRGH.

Coke insists the Queen look young and not shiny.
2012-11-28 09:17:05 PM  
1 votes:
You'd get over it.

/Canada
 
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