U.S. Mint launches first presidential $1 coin
Courtesy of Yahoo! News: http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070215/...aTaHzce0VZ.3QA
So we here in the US had the silver dollar coin, the Eisenhower, later Susan B. Anthony dollar. Then we had the golden, smooth-edged Sacagawea dollar coin. Now we're putting all the dead presidents on golden $1 coins.
Many other countries have currency amounts like this only in coins and not in paper money: Canadian loonie and toonie, British 50 pence coin, 1 and 2 British pound coins, 100 Japanese yen coin, the Australian 1 dollar coin, and 1 euro coin.
So the discussion questions are:
-Will America adopt using a $1 coin if the $1 bill is still in circulation?
-Should America switch to a $1 coin and stop printing $1 bills?
For the non-USers . . . do you like having more valuable currency amounts in coins but not bills?