The U.S. government has been producing one-dollar coins that are made from metal over the last several dozen years. The problem is that Americans don’t want them. Numerous studies show that Americans prefer the old paper dollar. The coins are just not catching on. I know that at our local Post Office, if you use the postage machine in the lobby that you will get dollar coins as part of your change. I don’t mind a bit, a dollar is a dollar is a dollar, as far as I’m concerned. This whole dollar coin ordeal is perplexing to some people.
Many experts agree that the dollar coins made of metal would save the taxpayers millions of dollars. The only problem is that taxpayers simply reuse to use the coins. Since no-one is using the coins, legislators have decided to eliminate the coins altogether. I think this is a good move as I have no interest in carrying around metal coins that pass for dollar bills.
And all in the news is about how we need to start saving our pennies, certain ones that were minted during certain dates are worth more than one cents. Some people are cashing in their pennies while some are hoarding them. I always save my pennies. I have a huge vase in my room that I have been tossing only my pennies in. I still have a lot of room left in that vase. I just don’t come across many pennies these days.