More Talk Of Change

This discussion of change isn't about politics...but you'll likely have a strong opinion one way or another.

This discussion of change isn't about politics...but you'll likely have a strong opinion one way or another.

The U.S. Mint wants you to start carrying more dollar coins.  The agency plans to spend 12-million dollars (probably paper ones) on an ad campaign to promote the use of dollar coins.

Among other things, the U.S. Mint says dollar coins last longer, cost less and can be recycled.

So what do you think?  Is this change you can believe in (in other words...do you like the idea) or is the U.S. Mint's plan bad for the country (in other words...you don't like it)?

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  • by Really? on Nov 2, 2008 at 11:30 PM
    Wirewiggler, you take "extreme issue" with it? It's just money. The phrase is irrelevant to paying debts public and private anyway. But hey if that's your prerogative feel free to boycott the dollar coins. Don't accept them as change from McDonald's and walk away feeling proud and vindicated for losing 4 dollars.
  • by Wirewiggler Location: ENC on Oct 30, 2008 at 01:36 PM
    Since when does the governemt care about saving money. However if it does thats great. I can see where these coins might be confusing. My really big issue with the change is that these coins do not have the words "In God we Trust" this I take extreme issue with (if it is true).
  • by Ted Location: Greenville on Oct 24, 2008 at 09:13 PM
    If coins are popular in Europe, all the more reason not use them.
  • by Johnny Globetrotter on Oct 22, 2008 at 07:17 AM
    In Europe the singles and sometimes fives are all coins - but in europe, mens wallets have change pouches
  • by John on Oct 22, 2008 at 07:00 AM
    I've spoken to Europeans that have traveled here and complained that we don't use dollar coins. I can see the benefits but I'd rather not carry a coin purse or roll through town with bulging pockets to hit the dollar menu at Wendy's.
  • by Ted Location: Greenville on Oct 22, 2008 at 05:12 AM
    Dollar coins have never been popular, I can't imagine a situation where coins would be preferred over paper money other than for collectors or just as a novelty.
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