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Are $1 Coins A Better Option Than $1 Bills?

5th January 2013

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 Kolbe points to a survey by the Tarrance Group and Hart Research that concluded that U.S. adults favor a switch to a dollar coin by a two-to-one margin.

Uh-huh. And yet…

According to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, right now the U.S. Treasury has about $1.4 billion in unused and unwanted $1 coins. That’s so much inventory the federal government recently announced that it wound end its program of producing presidential $1 coins – or at least suspend it.

‘Unwanted’ by whom? The American public, obviously; they’re the ones refusing to use them. Which casts some doubt on the claim that two-thirds favor a switch.

2 Responses to “Are $1 Coins A Better Option Than $1 Bills?”

  1. RealRick Says:

    I got 3 $1 coins from a vending machine last week. I bought some little thing the next day and the clerk said, “That’ll be $1.”, so I tossed her one of the coins. She looked at me and said, “What am I supposed to do with this?”

  2. Tim of Angle Says:

    To which the only appropriate response is ‘Pay your taxes with it. Render unto Obama the things that are Obama’s.’