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The Dollar...Paper Or Coin??

What's your thoughts on paper or coin for the dollar bill?
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Ugh, coins already piss me off.

I wish we could just do away with change entirely. I rarely carry cash anymore because I hate dealing with change. I just come home, empty my pockets and dump all my loose change into a box. Then later on, when I'm bored or waiting for my wife to finish getting ready, I'll separate the change into different empty liqour bottles I use as piggy banks (classy, I realize). Then years down the road I'll haul these 30 pound monstrousities to a bank where they'll charge me a percentage OF MY MONEY to count it for me.

It's worth it though as there's no way I'm buying the rolls and doing it myself.

Just do away with anything less than a dollar... just my .02... shoot, I mean my $1.00

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I would miss the paper dollar a bit, but I would not mind a coin. I might need a bigger belt to hold up my pants, though .

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After my haircut... I used to get a dollar coin for change. Have a pretty good stack in my coin drawer next to the bed.

Saving them for when I go MAd.

Now it's a 50 cent piece.



Nobody wants to carry around 5-8 dollar coins in their pocket, they will just use a $5 and leave the dollar coins at home everyday.

I cut it 3 times..... and it's still too short.

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I hate dollar coins, except the old liberty head ones from my childhood coin collecting days. If we're gonna have dollar coins they really ought to be obvious. In the early 90s, I put a twenty in a stamp machine at the post office, to buy a couple bucks of stamps. The machine usually gave quarters for change, but on that day someone had loaded it with Susan B Anthony dollars. SCORE! But shucks, I'm too honest. The worst part was having to stand in line to turn them back in.
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I would miss the paper dollar a bit, but I would not mind a coin. I might need a bigger belt to hold up my pants, though .

A bigger belt and a good set of suspenders
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Paper dollars need to stay. Just think about the strip joints. That may get cumbersome. (I do not frequent these establishments though)
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Canada has (almost?) completely gotten rid of $1 and $2 bills and use coins. Smallest bill is $5. 1st time in Canada started to hand a homeless person my pocketful of change when I realized it was mostly "toonies" (the $2 coin) amounting to almost $40.

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Canada has (almost?) completely gotten rid of $1 and $2 bills and use coins. Smallest bill is $5. 1st time in Canada started to hand a homeless person my pocketful of change when I realized it was mostly "toonies" (the $2 coin) amounting to almost $40.

Not almost, the $1 and $2 bills are gone. I have a couple left, but you wont find any being used as legal tender here. As far as the coins, it's a rediculous idea. It doesn't nothing but weigh down your pants. I'm not a fan of them at all. The only positive side, is when you put your change in a jar at the end of the week (as I do) in a year, you'll be amazed to count it and find about $600+ sitting in there because of the $1 and $2 coins. Other than that, it's useless...........utterly useless.
On top of that, how do you put a $1 coin into a dancer's g-string?

There is a very fine line between a "hobby" and a "mental illness"
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Paper dollars need to stay. Just think about the strip joints. That may get cumbersome. (I do not frequent these establishments though)

back 20 years or so ago, I saw a woman at one of those joints pick up a silver dollar that was balanced on end
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To be a little more PC, it's a "gentlemans club", be neat to see the ladies with change makers when using $5 bills. :)

(I don't go to those places either...I went to one in Times Square, not sure what I saw, but I'm still frightened)
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I've been to two, both bachlor parties that nobody really knew wheer we were going 'till we got there, I don't think any of us were in any kind of shape to drive. both times were more than twenty years ago
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back 20 years or so ago, I saw a woman at one of those joints pick up a silver dollar that was balanced on end
There was one in Tijuana that picked up a dime.








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Paper. I have enough stuff in my front pockets anyway.
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We went down this road 30-odd years ago with the Susan B. Anthony. It was a flop and so will any new one. Stick with paper. At least until the day after I die, then do as you like.
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If they went back to 99% silver the dollar coin would be about the same size as a dime.Then you wouldnt be sagging your britches.When I was a kid gold went for $33 an ounce,if only I knew!

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back 20 years or so ago, I saw a woman at one of those joints pick up a silver dollar that was balanced on end
I watched one pick a fifty cent piece off the bar laying flat(the coin, not the girl)Fell madly in love

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I better not even comment!:l aughing:

***For the record*** Ive made hundreds of guitar bodies,never put one together and cant play a note.
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While I haven't seen any loonies, I have seen the Euro coin. I think that it is time for the US to move to coins for ones and twos.

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Ever tried carrying $1000 in coins in your pocket?????????? I often carry $500-1000, it would make me too lopsided, besides, no room for my pocket pistol.
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