There is talk, again, about eliminating the penny. The government would simply stop making them...it already costs more than a penny to manufacture it.
Fine. And while we are at it, stop making nickles and quarters too.
They may already have stopped making halves...I haven't seen a new one for ages.
Tell the mint to make dimes and dollars. Make a dollar coin about the size of a nickle, or even a quarter.
What a lot of fumbling and counting of change it would eliminate.
Prices could be made to include the sales tax... that's the way the merchant pays it anyway... he doesn't send all those pennies to the state. He totals it up and sends a check. Why should we fumble and fiddle with pennies? Prices would be stated with one decimal point instead of two. As a matter of fact, that would help us by gettig rid of the silly practice of shaving a penny off a price to make it look less. No more $1.98 for a this or $5.97 for that. Things would cost a simple 2 or 6.... that's what we are paying anyway.
Hooray, away with the penny. (And the nickle and the quarter too.)