Senate Proposes to Delete Cent Coin & $1 Note

Senate Bill # S.759, the Currency Optimization, Innovation & National Savings (COINS) Act of 2017 proposes to suspend the coining of one cent pieces, changing the composition of the nickel, and replacing $1 notes with $1 coins.

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The 1-cent coin would be suspended for ten years, eliminating spending 1.5 cents to produce the 1-cent coin.

It is reported that it costs 7.44 cents to make the present day nickel. The change would be that instead of containing 25% nickel and 75% copper, the new nickel would be 20% nickel and 80% copper.

Replacing $1 notes with $1 coins was been attempted before. However the government never quit printing $1 notes in the past. If passed, the bill would take affect within 2 years. $1 notes may still be printed for numismatic purposes, whatever that means, but the Federal Reserve would begin removing the notes from circulation. They would, however remain legal tender currency.

Thursday, May 18th, 2017 Uncategorized