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I got three of the semi-new US dollar coins in change over the weekend, the first time I've ever seen any first-hand, even though they were introduced a few years ago. Coincidentally, The Simpsons made a joke last night about how they were contemplating making dollar coins out of chocolate for all the use they get. Meanwhile, hundreds of years of inflation have passed since our monetary system was devised, but the Treasury Department still pumps out pennies by the ton so we can calculate change to the second decimal place, but dollar coins still meet with resistance here. Too bad, something I enjoyed while visiting England many years ago was being able to buy things with pound coins... it made me feel like something out of an old movie to be able to buy a drink with coinage (you can do that here too, but you'll get a look).

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20. Re: Currency... Mar 10, 2003, 13:22  Eye 
 
you're all talking like coins are some quaint historical oddity we're hanging onto..... how bizzarre

 
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  1. Mar 10, 09:14 The UK Quboid
  8. Mar 10, 10:23  Re: Dollar Coins SkyWarp
  10. Mar 10, 11:04   Re: Dollar Coins BubbleMage
  13. Mar 10, 11:28    Re: Dollar Coins JHMirage
  29. Mar 10, 19:31   Re: Dollar Coins smook
  2. Mar 10, 09:23 What do you think.. Bronco
  14. Mar 10, 11:42  Re: What do you think.. Fang
  16. Mar 10, 12:07   TV warning Pellet Puppy
  18. Mar 10, 12:12  Re: What do you think..  Blue 
  19. Mar 10, 12:23   Re: What do you think.. Bronco
  22. Mar 10, 14:20    Re: What do you think.. Fang
  41. Mar 11, 09:06    Re: What do you think.. nin
  32. Mar 10, 20:32  Re: What do you think.. Ray Marden
  38. Mar 11, 07:06   Re: What do you think.. Bronco
  3. Mar 10, 09:36 Currency... WarChild
  5. Mar 10, 09:42  Re: Currency... Enforcer
  6. Mar 10, 09:49   Re: Currency... nin
  17. Mar 10, 12:10    Re: Currency... changingman
>> 20. Mar 10, 13:22    Re: Currency...  Eye 
  7. Mar 10, 10:04   Re: Currency... Devster
  9. Mar 10, 10:25  Re: Currency... SkyWarp
  11. Mar 10, 11:19  Re: Currency... zaq
  4. Mar 10, 09:41 Money... BubbleMage
  12. Mar 10, 11:26 No subject Crobe
  15. Mar 10, 12:05 currency Rambo
  21. Mar 10, 14:06 US coins Jim
  23. Mar 10, 15:04  Re: US coins SkyWarp
  24. Mar 10, 15:55  goofy quarters Devster
  25. Mar 10, 16:52   Re: goofy quarters Marduk
  26. Mar 10, 17:02 Rip-off Britain Therapy?
  28. Mar 10, 18:09  Re: Rip-off Britain Bronco
  27. Mar 10, 17:58 A modern monetary system  Sly 
  30. Mar 10, 20:23  Re: A modern monetary system Wogan
  35. Mar 10, 22:56  Re: A modern monetary system WarPig
  37. Mar 10, 23:59   Re: A modern monetary system super_emu
  39. Mar 11, 07:23  Re: A modern monetary system Devster
  31. Mar 10, 20:29 VERY important point..... Sasquach
  33. Mar 10, 20:35 Simpsons' "Joke" not a "Coincidence" MapleBob
  34. Mar 10, 20:37 Coinage!!111111 Ray Marden
  36. Mar 10, 23:51 No subject Ragnar Dan
  40. Mar 11, 08:24 Couple of clarifications Anvil
  42. Mar 11, 16:51 No subject ExcessDan
  43. Mar 11, 17:29  Re: No subject ExcessDan
  44. Mar 11, 23:35   Re: No subject ExcessDan
  45. Mar 11, 23:37    Re: No subject Soupkin
  46. Mar 12, 20:01     Re: No subject ExcessDan
  47. Mar 13, 13:02      Re: No subject ExcessDan
  48. Mar 13, 13:57       Re: No subject nin
  49. Mar 13, 14:02        Re: No subject ExcessDan
  50. Mar 13, 16:44         Re: No subject ExcessDan
  51. Mar 15, 16:54          Re: No subject ExcessDan
  52. Mar 15, 16:55           Re: No subject ExcessDan
  53. Mar 15, 16:57            Re: No subject ExcessDan
  54. Mar 15, 18:04             Re: No subject Soupkin
  55. Mar 15, 18:06              Re: No subject Soupkin


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