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No plan to replace bill with dollar coin
An AP-Ipsos poll found that three-fourths of people surveyed oppose replacing the dollar bill, featuring George Washington, with a dollar coin. People are split evenly on the idea of having both a dollar bill and a dollar coin.
Dollar Coin Study
1. As you may know, in the past the government has issued one dollar coins. To the best of you [sic] recollection, have you ever used one of these coins to make a purchase, or not?
Not sure... -
[Q.2/Q.3 ASKED IN RANDOM ORDER]
2. Would you favor or oppose a new one dollar coin to REPLACE the existing dollar bill?
Not sure... 2
Associated Press: U.S. Mint Director Edmund C. Moy said he was encouraged by the initial demand for the new coin. The Fed has ordered 300 million Washington dollars so far.
Associated Press: As for the Sacagawea dollar, gold in color, millions of the coins also piled up in bank vaults for the same reason: lack of demand. People say they just prefer the traditional greenback.
Ipsos Group SA is a global survey-based market research company headquartered in Paris, France. The company was founded in 1975 and has been publicly traded on the Paris Stock Exchange since July 1, 1999. Since 1990, the company has created or acquired more than 40 companies worldwide.
Originally posted by The Parallelogram
we tried this already with the Sacagawea dollars, too... that didn't take off either.
Originally posted by Mechanic 32
Here in Chicago at least, there is what appears to be an attempt at enforced usage.
At the elevated train stations, all the bill changers give these out as change.
Also many bill changers give these out as change in areas where there are many vending machines (that also accept these $1 coins. Both The Susan B Anthony dollars and the Sacagawea dollars), for example my previous work places' lunchroom.
Just a little trivia.
Originally posted by tsloan
Well if they replace the dollar bills the S.M.S.U. (Single.Mom.Stripper.Union.) will be filing lawsuite left and right on behalf of injured strippers by patrons tossing money at them. Think of all the eye's they will be put out?
Originally posted by roadgravel
Isn't this now the third try at getting a dollar coin into wide usage. Past experience shows that most are not going to go for it. Seems like just another way to spend tax money without really benefical results. Guess the coin collectors need more coins.
Have I missed something or is this just a waste?