The US Mint has announced it will issue a new set of dollar coins. Director Edmund Moy says,
"Using a dollar coin is more convenient in parking meters, it's more convenient at the subway kiosk, it's more convenient in vending machines."
He's right. Except for the fact that most people hate carrying coins. So, while making a $50 coin may come in handy at the self check-out at Kroger, I'll stick with the paper.