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Started by redlock, June 24, 2018, 07:44:10 PM
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Quote from: Finn235 on August 03, 2018, 03:35:58 PMBah humbug.We went from three decades of stagnant designs (bicentennial quarters notwithstanding) to an explosion of circulating commemoratives. The statehood quarters were fun if not uninspired, and the America the Beautiful series is redundant, but at least interesting. The important thing is, people actually use them.The Anthony, Sacagawea, and Presidential dollar coin series were all horrendous failures. I have never been given one in change, and back when I used to use them, about 1 in 10 cashiers would try to refuse them because they were totally unaware that dollar coins exist.Americans for whatever reason have this cultural mindset that coins are to be put in a change jar to accumulate into a small emergency/vacation fund. We don't carry coins in our pockets for some reason. I don't know if having $1 or even $2 or $5 coins would change that.First thing's first, it's time to tell the vending machine lobby to put on their big girl panties and adapt to change. No more manganese brass that tarnishes after a month of use. No more coins that can easily be mistaken for a quarter. Make a nice hefty, maybe bimetallic coin that feels like a dollar, and maybe people will use them.