The nation made it very clear that we didn’t want anything to do with Susan B. Anthony; at least not on the dollar coin.
Sacagawea didn’t fare much better on the head side of the coin either.
But now the government’s forgettable attempt to make the dollar coin a significant piece of U.S. currency has come again; chances are the result will be the same.
The U.S Mint has tried to spruce up the metal currency by featuring presidents on them instead of national figures that graced the head side of the coin in previous attempts.
The result: a lackluster monetary unit that the American public has little or no interest in, and those were the same sentiments when the dollar was reduced to coin from a quarter-century ago.
People always have, and always will, want to be able to fold their money, not listen to it jingle in their pockets.
The added unit of metal currency is simply unnecessary.
By employing more coins into the nation’s economy, the circulation of money would inevitably be elongated.
It would be good news for novelty collectors but for the rest of us, worn coin dollars aren’t that.
Unlike with pennies, the other overlooked coin currency, people aren’t willing to let their dollars sit in jars on their dressers.
So why not just stick with paper money.
It’s more convenient and less noisy. It stacks up easier, and who really wants to try and stuff $20 worth of coins into a wallet?
United States government, we appreciate your efforts, but coin dollars just aren’t appealing.
Akeem Anderson for the Editorial Board.