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Senators again try to replace dollar bill with coin

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I do like the dollar coin idea and the current Native American coins series is really neat. The Presidential dollars - not so neat but ok for regular circulation coins. Instead of some big hoopla program the gov't should just phase out the dollar note over a period of years. Say 20% reduction in $1 note production each year for the next 5 years. The two dollar note is a neat thing but isn't really needed and I don't think it would become the defacto standard when the $1 note was disappearing. I do think folks would go to the coin. Look I don't carry 40 or 50 one dollar bills around with me. Usually I have three or four. But even if it were 15, I'd probably have a few fives and some dollar coins. Not a big extra weight thing.

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Dispensing with the $1 bill makes sense. The average lifespan of a bill is a couple years; of a coin, a couple decades. I'd even go so far as to say we should dispense with the $5, and issue $2 and $5 coins. Just for pity's sake, give us our Seated Liberty or Walking Liberty designs for them, or something else non-partisan.

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I do like the dollar coin idea and the current Native American coins series is really neat. The Presidential dollars - not so neat but ok for regular circulation coins. Instead of some big hoopla program the gov't should just phase out the dollar note over a period of years. Say 20% reduction in $1 note production each year for the next 5 years. The two dollar note is a neat thing but isn't really needed and I don't think it would become the defacto standard when the $1 note was disappearing. I do think folks would go to the coin. Look I don't carry 40 or 50 one dollar bills around with me. Usually I have three or four. But even if it were 15, I'd probably have a few fives and some dollar coins. Not a big extra weight thing.

Seconded.

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Le sigh.... I appreciate the pros and cons of both sides. Just a mile or so away from my apartment is Arlington Cemetery - where our nation spends millions of dollars to upkeep graves for veterans and fallen soldiers. I am always moved by who I see there alive or dead. What is the value of this place? It doesn't turn a profit (like some in Congress thing the government's sole purpose is). It inspires. How do you put a dollar value on that?

 

My point is - there's a value to seeing the George circulate. A pride and patriotism thing.

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