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  • Really?
    CLJ11
    Unless they come up with better designs than in the past, how could they possibly expect this to work? Dollar coins with the size and weight of a quarter? Gold coins...that really weren't gold? Seriously? Then there's the weight. Ugh.
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  • They start out gold colored
    The Original Joe S
    then fade to grey. They look like quarters. I did an experiment. I put one in my pocket, and within a day or two it was gone - spent as a quarter. Wrong size, wrong color. Why not make bi-metalic as the Euro is?
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  • Wow
    CLJ11
    I've never held them long enough to see the gold rub off. That's pretty bad. I like the bi-color idea. As someone else said, the Euro has bi-color coins...as did some European countries before the Euro. Just don't make another quarter look-alike!
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  • I don' t think it rubs off
    The Original Joe S
    i think it corrodes to grey.
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  • Too much weight and trouble
    LS
    I like to carry paper currency - $100 - $200 in my wallet. Can you even imagine doing that with dollar coins? Why not find something more durable than paper for our currency? Something modern like kevlar reinforced dollar bills. Surely there is something else beside those dollar coins that nobody wants to carry around.
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  • Really?
    Sam B
    $100-$200 in ones? Do you often frequent establishments that feature dancers that may or may not be wearing clothes?
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  • It's about time
    Sam B
    I don't care what the coin looks like, what color it is, or if it's the same size as a quarter. It's about time that we got rid of the paper $1 note that has to be replaced every few years. It's a waste to keep making them when we can mint a coin that lasts decades longer. I've been wanting to switch over since the presidential dollars came out. But unfortunately, retailers and banks never give them to me as change. I can only use what I get. But if everyone switched over to the coin and they were actually circulated widely, it would be fantastic.
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  • The Feds already have coins
    OCWatchdog
    This idea is already being done. The Feds have produced and currently storing over a billion dollar coins in their vaults and we've been paying for it. See article http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2011/07/13/137820703/senators-call-dollar-coin-pileup-troubling. The problem is no one wants them.
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  • let me tell you my experience
    AN
    I got several dollar coins in change at a post office when I purchased some stamps from one of their vending machines. Deciding to use them, I presented one of the dollar tokens at a Howard County library (to pay an overdue fine) and was surprised by the skeptical looks the librarian gave me. Only after she consulted a more senior librarian who assured her that it was legal tender did the first librarian accept the coin for payment. Now if a librarian doesn't recognize one as valid money, how successful do you think this recycled idea of switching to dollar coins is going to be?
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  • Not news
    JR Samples
    I thought there was a big push to use dollar coins about 4 or 5 years ago. Weren't the metro farecard machines converted to accept dollar coins? And I seem to remember a push to convert vending machines as well.
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