Agreed. I'm rather indifferent to this issue.. But I don't see the coin becoming the norm until the treasury actually stops printing the $1 bill. But who knows? They claim that they will stop making the penny at the mints, because it costs more to make than what its worth. This would be much harder to get used to than using coins for dollars..


The US coins pictured are actually different sizes. The thumbnail process made them all the same size.

From largest to smallest:

old silver dollar (not pictured, not minted since 1978)
half dollar
new dollar
nickel (5 cents)

The nickel, penny, and half dollar are made of cheaper materials than the others.

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