Converting metal coins into paper bills. What do you think?

United States
August 13, 2009 5:19pm CST
Nobody likes all that inconvenient spare change piling up and clinking in our pocket. I think that coins should be converted into bills. So we would have a paper 50 cent bill and so on. Do you think this would be more convenient?
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@psycospaz (320)
• United States
14 Aug 09
Nah. I don't really like that idea, nor does it seem more convenient. I personally like my change because I keep it ALL and in November/ December when I do my holiday shopping I then cash it all in and that is my budget for my shopping. Normally I have $200-$300 dollars in just jingly change accumulated and that is how I do my shopping with out worrying about spending too much or over running my credit cards. And with the bills. I think it would cause confusion with fast bill identifaction that is one reason our bills were just recently updated to have more texture to them, for easier identification for both the seeing impaired and fraud check, that and I would spend them more readily.
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• Canada
13 Aug 09
I don't like carrying change, but a 50 cent bill? Doesn't seem like it would catch on, to me.. I think it would be more convenient to keep coins. I think the guy above me is right too.. even though I struggled to understand parts of that post, coins last a lot longer than paper does. Probably a discussion had by the people who make these decisions long ago ! ha
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• United States
19 Aug 09
You Should keep the coins because the coins will be rarer in the future
• United States
14 Aug 09
Coins has their days over paper money. Funny story, I was walking out late at night, and suddenly a mugger popped up around the corner with a bowie knife on his left hand. Out of impulse, I grabbed my entire pocket change and chuck it at him. I lost 97 cents that night, but it was better than my wallet with $120 along with my credit cards, and ssn or worse, my life.
• United States
14 Aug 09
I don't mind the change, I actually save it myself to use for those extra's that come along now and then. Also the value of the change would change on the world market in my opinion. I think the dollar has fallen enough already. As for cashiers to deal with paper change I would think it would be more difficult because could be confusing with paper for everything and the wrong count could happen more often. Jobs lost because of this. Myself I don't mind the change it keeps it separate from the dollars from the cents..