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Old 10-25-2008, 02:28 PM   #42
RWood
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Around the Washington, DC area there are 2 banks offering free coin counting machines in their lobby (free to all, even non-customers.)

A penny costs the US Government slightly over a penny to make and deliver to a bank. Some wag suggested that we should follow Hong Kong's lead and go with a paper penny and a dollar coin.

As for the buying power of a dollar, I disagree with Harry's assessment that it is about the same as the quarter was 30-40 years ago. I feel it is more like the dime's buying power. (A quarter is $0.25, a dime is $0.10.)
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