Canada did this about 20 years ago and there is NO problem in identifying the $1 coin (it is a different colour than a quarter) and then we introduced the $2 coin and again no problem. Recently we introduced a polymer based $50 and $20 bill because they will last longer than paper and they have more counterfeit proof features.
This is a good idea – consequently it will not be introduced
I liked the $1 and $2 coins in Canada when I was up there. Especially the $2 one because it was two different colours of metal :) Kinda cool looking, easy to pay for stuff.
Argentina, country with far more governmental issues than the USA, just introduced a $2 coin in 2011. They are getting rid of the $2 bill, all of which are in pretty sorry shape since no more are being printed. I guess that American exceptionalism will prevent us from doing something so obviously helpful in saving money. The notes comments against this move seems to be from a collection of people who are against anything happening that might move the country forward. Sorry folks, 1776 was 225+ years ago and times have certainly changed. Get with the program...
October 26, 2012 at 1:47pm
RE the rape/incest question – my view is that I don’t understand why a child should die because of the crime of the father!! We stopped a long time ago from penalizing children for the debt incurred by a parent, and this is the same.
As for the health of the mother – I agree, but it is really such a rare event given the state of medicine these days.