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Would you use a Dollar Coin instead of a Dollar bill?

Asked by reijinni (6953points) January 26th, 2017

This is for people who still use the dollar bill, not those that have already switched to the coin.

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Cruiser's avatar

No. I prefer paper bills. I hate jingly things in my pockets and despise coin purses. I prefer stealth mode when moving out and about.

dxs's avatar

They’re too small for the amount of worth they have. I don’t like that because they can easily get dropped or lost.

SQUEEKY2's avatar

Our country gave us no choice ,they made the switch because coins have a much longer life than paper bills,you get used to the coins.

johnpowell's avatar

Where I live I get asked for change a lot outside of stores. I normally just feel around and grab a few. So I don’t want dollar coins.

But no worries. T.H. Trump will solve poverty next week and we can move to dollar coins.

rojo's avatar

Yes, I would but it would help if it was not the size of a quarter. In fact I have tried to ask for coins at the bank but they rarely have any these days. Guess they melted them all back down.

ragingloli's avatar

Coins rule. We have 1 and 2 € coins. I wish we had a 5€ coin.

Seek's avatar

Love coins. I wish we had nothing but coins. I like the jingle, I like the fact that they’re not ruined if they go through the washing machine, and I like feeling like a pirate when I have a sackful of coins.

ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

I’d rather have coins, especially ones that have monetary value tied to their metal content. It’s time to kill the penny though.

jca's avatar

I got a bunch from a train ticket machine (NYC). I am going to put them into the coin counter which will end up deposited in my bank account. Too heavy to carry around in the wallet.

JLeslie's avatar

Americans have demonstrated for years that they much prefer paper dollars. Most men I know don’t want to carry change at all.

Money is going more and more towards electronic money anyway.

Lightlyseared's avatar

Last time I was in the US I tried to use them as I got them and you’d be amazed how many places didn’t even know 1$ coins existed.

rojo's avatar

So, with coins, are they made round to go ‘round or made flat to pile up?

elbanditoroso's avatar

No. The real problem is weight. If I have $10 in coins in my pocket, it os heavy and starts ripping through the pocket of my jeans. $10 in bills has no effect/

Darth_Algar's avatar

Bills. Coins are heavy and cumbersome.

si3tech's avatar

@reijinni Not if it doesn’t say “In God We Trust” on the coin. And I, Too prefer the paper bills.

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

I carry very little cash. I use a card for everything. I never carry coins.

reijinni's avatar

@si3tech, my plan, if successful, will be rid of that nasty phrase.
@rojo, thinking more in line with the Sacajawea dollar.

ragingloli's avatar

Coins are great. They are shiny and chrome.

kritiper's avatar

Bills fit in my wallet easier. I have enough stuff in my pockets.

Dutchess_III's avatar

I just use whatever they give me as change.

Pachy's avatar

No. Too heavy and noisy to carry around, plus I think many merchants would not except them and they would not working vending machines.

In the past, whenever I got a silver dollar I would save it.

Dutchess_III's avatar

We got two golden dollar coins from the toll road thing. Rick put a 5 dollar bill in and that was our change.
I gave them to the grandkids.

JLeslie's avatar

^^I have three golden dollars. A friend of mine keeps giving them to me.

jca's avatar

@reijinni: That article is 6 years old at this point and it seems we’re no closer to replacing the bill with the coin now then we were then.

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

It still spends the same, if it can go in a vending machine, I don’t care either way.

flutherother's avatar

We have pound coins here which are much more convenient than those tatty bits of paper we used to use. I rarely have more than three or four coins in my pocket at one time so carrying them about isn’t a problem. If I end up with more I just save them.

dappled_leaves's avatar

I live in Canada, where we have $1 and $2 coins. I hated the idea before it was implemented, but we got used to them ridiculously quickly. They’re better for coin-operated machines, like for laundry, public transit, etc. Now, when I travel to the US, I am constantly irritated by the $1 bills that accumulate. This is how humans are. We adapt.

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