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Old December 28 2013, 04:03 PM   #16
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Re: RIP the Canadian penny

And so the end of money--as predicted in Trek--begins.


A true cashless society in a few centuries?
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Old December 28 2013, 05:12 PM   #17
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^ We can only hope.

(And I predict it'll be one century, at most, before all cash is eliminated. Paper checks will go first, though.)
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Old December 28 2013, 05:50 PM   #18
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^ We can only hope.

(And I predict it'll be one century, at most, before all cash is eliminated. Paper checks will go first, though.)
I use cheques so rarely that I never bothered ordering new ones when the century turned.
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Old December 28 2013, 06:06 PM   #19
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The U.S. one cent piece will probably go away around the time the gov't produces a dollar coin that will actually circulate.
Getting people used to the coin $1 shouldn't be too hard (Australia did it over 20 years ago) but when you have lies such as the "In God We Trust" or what ever it being omitted when it's around the edge doesn't help things.
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Old December 28 2013, 06:14 PM   #20
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How many failed dollar coins has the US had?
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Old December 28 2013, 06:55 PM   #21
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. . . (And I predict it'll be one century, at most, before all cash is eliminated. Paper checks will go first, though.)
The obsolescence of cash has been a standard prediction for decades. I don't think coins and paper money will ever become truly obsolete. I mean, what are we going to use for illegal gambling? Illicit drugs? Hookers?
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Old December 28 2013, 06:57 PM   #22
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How many failed dollar coins has the US had?
The small sized dollar coin failures include the Susan B. Anthony first minted in 1979 (hideous design, but consider the subject) and the Sacajawea (begun at the time of the State quarters program). The typical dollar note lasts 18 months in circulation till it wears out, but a coin will last decades. The coins have some popularity with collectors, but don't really circulate. One of the proposed uses for the coin would have been in the vending machine industry. They didn't want to get on board with the coin, because of the adjustments needed to their machines.

It seems change (ha, ha) is something folks don't like.

I suppose if the gov't wants to save money, it will have to look elsewhere.
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Old December 28 2013, 08:54 PM   #23
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Dollar coins won't really take off in the US because men's wallets aren't typically equipped to carry loose change. I'd rather abolish ALL COINS than add another one into the mix.
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Old December 28 2013, 09:41 PM   #24
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How many failed dollar coins has the US had?
The small sized dollar coin failures include the Susan B. Anthony first minted in 1979 (hideous design, but consider the subject) and the Sacajawea (begun at the time of the State quarters program). The typical dollar note lasts 18 months in circulation till it wears out, but a coin will last decades. The coins have some popularity with collectors, but don't really circulate. One of the proposed uses for the coin would have been in the vending machine industry. They didn't want to get on board with the coin, because of the adjustments needed to their machines.

It seems change (ha, ha) is something folks don't like.

I suppose if the gov't wants to save money, it will have to look elsewhere.
Can see when the vending machine companies are coming from. The Canadian mint made changes to the metallurgical make up the coins here and it's paid merry hell with vending machines.

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Dollar coins won't really take off in the US because men's wallets aren't typically equipped to carry loose change. I'd rather abolish ALL COINS than add another one into the mix.
and yet men in Canada, Australia and the U.K with $/1 and $/2 coins in the place of notes.
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Old December 28 2013, 09:45 PM   #25
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and yet men in Canada, Australia and the U.K with $/1 and $/2 coins in the place of notes.
And I get that. But it just seems like one more thing to carry around. If we switched to $1 coin, I would simply stop carrying around anything less than a $5 bill. My $1 coins would end up in jars just like all of my other loose change.

And I almost wonder if the tipping culture in the US is another reason for why we don't switch. Most people who tip servers and bartenders leave singles. At the end of a night of waiting tables, most servers end up with a giant wad of $1 bills in their pocket. The logistics of dealing with that many coins just sounds like a nightmare to me. We literally don't have anywhere to put them!
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Old December 28 2013, 09:51 PM   #26
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The obsolescence of cash has been a standard prediction for decades. I don't think coins and paper money will ever become truly obsolete.
Still, a man can dream.

I mean, what are we going to use for illegal gambling? Illicit drugs? Hookers?
Isn't that what "bitcoin" is for?
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Old December 28 2013, 09:52 PM   #27
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The obsolescence of cash has been a standard prediction for decades. I don't think coins and paper money will ever become truly obsolete.
Still, a man can dream.
I love my cash. If I'm paying with cash, it means I don't have to take anything out of my bank account.
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^ You had to take money out of your account to get the cash. Eliminating it just cuts out the middleman, as it were. And it eliminates the problem of "change".
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Old December 28 2013, 09:55 PM   #29
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Dollar coins won't really take off in the US because men's wallets aren't typically equipped to carry loose change. I'd rather abolish ALL COINS than add another one into the mix.
It might become inevitable. Dollar bills are becoming too expensive to produce because of how short their viable life in circulation is. Coins would last years longer and cost us less in the long run.

But since I don't keep money in my wallet at all I don't see it as an inconvenience switching to a coin.

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The logistics of dealing with that many coins just sounds like a nightmare to me. We literally don't have anywhere to put them!
I use these crazy things called pockets.
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Old December 28 2013, 09:55 PM   #30
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^ You had to take money out of your account to get the cash.
Not as a bartender, I didn't. That cash never even saw the bank.
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