Why don't Americans want a dollar coin?

@bonbon664 (3470)
Canada
February 15, 2007 6:42pm CST
I heard that 85% of Americans still want their dollar bill, even though they're making a dollar coin. Why? We have a one and two dollar coin in Canada, and it's loads better. Why are you so attached to the dollar bill?
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@howard96h (11643)
• New York, New York
16 Feb 07
It is so much easier to carry bills than coins. The wallet a man has does not have a place for coins like the wallet a woman has. So why should a man want to have 10 dollar coins in his pocket when he can easily carry bills in his wallet. It a lot lighter too. We don't need more coins. Many people are trying to get rid of the penny and then they throw another coin at us. Also too many coins in your pants pocket doesn't look good.
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@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
16 Feb 07
Here in the UK they replaced the £1 note with a one pound coin and it was met with a lot of protest, I myself much prefer to have a note than a coin, because coins are heavier, especially if you have a few of them in your pocket, we also have a two pound coin which is very big and chunky. I think people don't like change, so I can personally fully understand why they are so attached to their dollar bill.
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@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
16 Feb 07
I would be interested in why you think dollar coins are better. I look at it this way, right now what I have in my purse the most of are dollar bills. A paper bill weighs less than a penny but is worth 100 times as much - fact is my purse is heavy enough as it is and I don't think I have anything in there I don't need (I don't even carry a brush or comb). I have jars for coins to lighten my load - pennies in one, nickles and dimes in another (my son occasionally uses these when he's deperate for a pop), quarters are saved for times I'm lazy or limited on time and want to run to the launry mat.
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@bonbon664 (3470)
• Canada
17 Feb 07
I guess I'm just used to it now. I prefer the dollar and two dollar coins, it's handy to have in your pocket. I don't have a whole stack of ones that's worth nothing. Apparently it saves the government a lot of money because it can stay in circulation a lot longer than a bill.
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• United States
16 Feb 07
Bills are much easier to carry than coins. Coins become heavy rather fast. Having about 5 large coins on you while you're also carrying other coins is just going to make carrying around all of those bills old, really fast. I'd make sure to get rid of any dollar coins I had. I wouldn't use them for anything.
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@XxAngelxX (2831)
• Canada
16 Feb 07
Actually I live in Canada also and I really preferred the dollar bills and two dollar bills to the loonie and tooney (not even sure how to spell them, lol). I hate carrying around a ton of change and I find with these now converted to coins it makes it even heavier. Plus you can't put them in the ATM's, lol. I really did prefer the bills.
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@k1tten (2320)
• United States
16 Feb 07
I'm not actually. I find that coins may be easier. I know that I used the gold coins when they first came out. I know I'll use the new ones when they come out.
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@thyst07 (2091)
• United States
16 Feb 07
Because a fairly large piece of paper is going to be much harder to lose in my purse than a little bitty coin. I don't want to have to dig for these small, heavy bits of metal that sink to the bottom layer of crud in my purse, and have to be picked out from amongst tampons, pieces of chewing gum, and ibuprofen tablets. It's just impractical.
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• United States
24 Feb 07
The dollar coin is just a pain. And it looks so similar to the 25 cent piece. I remember having a few in my pocket and using them at a McDonalds. I was in the car eating my sandwitch when I realized what I did. I went back into the McDonalds and they acted like they didn't know what I was talking about. What I did was give them 3 dollar coins instead of 3 quarters. I like the note much better. You can fold them and put them in your wallet or shirt pocket. Lloyd
• United States
19 Feb 07
I don't care if it's a coin or bill, it's still worth the same lol.. I guess people rather have paper bills than loose coins because bills are easier to keep organized in a wallet.
@shywolf (4520)
• United States
19 Feb 07
I guess that it's just what we're used to, bonbon. I really don't want a dollar coin myself, but then I'm not a really big fan of things changing. I've learned to use dollar bills all my life, so it would seem very strange now to suddenly have it be a coin instead of a paper bill. But if that is what they switch over to, I guess that I will just have to learn to like it, lol!