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   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

28 Nov 2012 09:46 PM   |   4128 clicks   |   WGAL 8
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Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener     
Just wait until the $2 coin comes out.

28 Nov 2012 08:42 PM
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cman    [TotalFark]  
No shiat. Why do you think we keep on electing the same damn fools in Washington? D and R got us by the balls

28 Nov 2012 08:51 PM
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unyon    [TotalFark]  
You'd get over it.

/Canada

28 Nov 2012 09:17 PM
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WorldCitizen     
Maybe about the same time we catch up with the rest of the world and convert to metric?

28 Nov 2012 09:25 PM
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TheBeastOfYuccaFlats    [TotalFark]  
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

28 Nov 2012 09:32 PM
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Comsamvimes     
I freaking hate coins. Bills stack nicely in my wallet. Coins do not.

28 Nov 2012 09:48 PM
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Omahawg     
never forget...
www.coinfacts.com

28 Nov 2012 09:48 PM
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Acharne     

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.

28 Nov 2012 09:48 PM
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farkingismybusiness    [TotalFark]  
That makes cents.

28 Nov 2012 09:49 PM
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LoneWolf343     
Bravo, subby.

28 Nov 2012 09:49 PM
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JustFarkinAround     
WHY DOES THE GOVERNMENT HATE SINGLE MOTHERS??

I support them $1 at a time.

28 Nov 2012 09:50 PM
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Apos     
Its worth doesn't change, so what's the big deal?

28 Nov 2012 09:50 PM
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AverageAmericanGuy    [TotalFark]  
How about we switch back to real greenbacks and not this crappy Monopoly money first?

28 Nov 2012 09:50 PM
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FunkOut    [TotalFark]  
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.

28 Nov 2012 09:50 PM
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SlothB77    [TotalFark]  
golf clap subby.

28 Nov 2012 09:50 PM
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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.

28 Nov 2012 09:51 PM
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Satanic_Hamster     
I try to keep dollar coins around for pizza tips.

28 Nov 2012 09:51 PM
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DanInKansas     
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?

28 Nov 2012 09:52 PM
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meanmutton     

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


Oh, so 1866?

Link

28 Nov 2012 09:52 PM
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FunkOut    [TotalFark]  

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


You folks sure are superstitious about your money always looking the same.

28 Nov 2012 09:52 PM
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styckx     

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


Because a mongoloid to counterfeit them.

28 Nov 2012 09:53 PM
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BlippityBleep     
the stripper industry is heavily lobbying against the coin.

28 Nov 2012 09:53 PM
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leadmetal     
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.

28 Nov 2012 09:53 PM
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meanmutton     

DanInKansas: 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?


Umm.. stop printing the dollar bill and the demand is going to skyrocket.

28 Nov 2012 09:53 PM
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LegacyDL     
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.

28 Nov 2012 09:53 PM
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Katie98_KT     
Look, if anyone gave me $1 coins as change, I would be happy to use them

28 Nov 2012 09:54 PM
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Girion47     
How about we move the $1 production from the DC BEP facility where it costs $1.06 to produce a bill to the Dallas facility where it costs $0.79?

28 Nov 2012 09:54 PM
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DownDaRiver    [TotalFark]  

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

28 Nov 2012 09:54 PM
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Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion     
If they'd mint the coins and then KEEP MINTING THEM, people might actually start to use them. I think I've seen MAYBE two of the Washington dollar coins, and less than a dozen Sacajawea dollar coins. I would use them if they worked in vending machines and I ever actually got my hands on a few.

28 Nov 2012 09:54 PM
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FunkOut    [TotalFark]  

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.

28 Nov 2012 09:54 PM
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baorao     
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.

28 Nov 2012 09:55 PM
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meanmutton     
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.

28 Nov 2012 09:56 PM
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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!

28 Nov 2012 09:57 PM
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swingbozo     
Let's get rid of the farking penny while we're at it. Will never happen

//Go Metric!
//Both fail for the same reason, "teh big gubmint takin' my rights away!"

28 Nov 2012 09:57 PM
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fusillade762    [TotalFark]  

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


Just don't try using one at Taco Bell.

28 Nov 2012 09:57 PM
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12349876     
Ditch the penny and nickel too and you wouldn't have to worry about dealing with more coins. When the USA ditched the half penny shortly after the Civil War, it had more purchasing power than a dime today.

28 Nov 2012 09:57 PM
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mutterfark     
I don't give a damn about a greenback, a dollar

28 Nov 2012 09:58 PM
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theorellior    [TotalFark]  
$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.

28 Nov 2012 09:58 PM
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MadHatter500     

FunkOut: 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.


Shhhhhhh! Secret! Paper not stored in Fort Knox. Paper stored in warehouse!

28 Nov 2012 09:59 PM
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Tommy Moo     
Why all the talk of saving money by minting $1 coins? They cost six times as much to mint, and last about six times as long. It's a wash.

28 Nov 2012 09:59 PM
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meanmutton     

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?

28 Nov 2012 09:59 PM
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FunkOut    [TotalFark]  

12349876: Ditch the penny and nickel too and you wouldn't have to worry about dealing with more coins. When the USA ditched the half penny shortly after the Civil War, it had more purchasing power than a dime today.


I've got an old British half-penny around here somewhere. It's so small and thin you could accidentally inhale it.

28 Nov 2012 10:00 PM
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Pokey.Clyde    [TotalFark]  

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!

28 Nov 2012 10:00 PM
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tenton     

meanmutton: DanInKansas: 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?

Umm.. stop printing the dollar bill and the demand is going to skyrocket.


This times $1.00

If there's no competing paper $1, there will be no choice.

/might cause the $2 bill popularity to sky rocket in strip clubs

28 Nov 2012 10:00 PM
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jshine     

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.

28 Nov 2012 10:01 PM
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The Voice of Doom    [TotalFark]  
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


Or clubs issuing and accepting their own bills like gambling chips at a casino.
This would also allow them to screw over both customers and strippers by charging a percentage for changing their in-house monopoly money back into real money.

28 Nov 2012 10:01 PM
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andersoncouncil42     
Try using one of those dollar coins at a Taco Bell.

28 Nov 2012 10:01 PM
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FunkOut    [TotalFark]  

LegacyDL: 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.


Math is hard.

28 Nov 2012 10:01 PM
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fusillade762    [TotalFark]  

Katie98_KT: Look, if anyone gave me $1 coins as change, I would be happy to use them


Portland's public transit (MAX) ticket machines give nothing but dollar coins as change. Or at least they used to, it's been a long time since I rode one.

28 Nov 2012 10:02 PM
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meanmutton     

tenton: meanmutton: DanInKansas: 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?

Umm.. stop printing the dollar bill and the demand is going to skyrocket.

This times $1.00

If there's no competing paper $1, there will be no choice.

/might cause the $2 bill popularity to sky rocket in strip clubs


Do people still actually tip strippers with dollar bills? Where I live (metro Detroit), you basically just pay for "private dances" which, depending on the club, usually prove Chris Rock wrong.

/so I've heard.

28 Nov 2012 10:02 PM
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