A 99cent coin

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  1. ManiacalMadMan

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    If the treasury made a new coin of 99cents or 75cents who should be the president now dead who was on it? I would like to see Harry Truman or James Madison on a coin or one of the less known presidents since they are mostly not honored.
     
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    I think Wayne Gretzky should be on the 99 cent coin....
     
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    How about Grover Cleveland, or someone else from the "What did he achieve and when was his office time again?" list?

    No, that would not be fair. A 99-cent coin would be useful, since .99 is a common amount in trading, so it should be someone who has achieved something. Probably Truman or Wilson, they would be good choices.
     
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    I think a 99-cent coin would be a terrible idea. I think too little of the mathematical acuity of many of the cashiers out there that I can easily see the store grinding to a halt when a customer attempts to pay for a $2.70 item with three 99-cent coins, and the cashier can't figure out that the change is 27 cents.

    With three dollars, the cashier can "punch in" $3.00 as the amount tendered into the register and blindly trust the amount displayed. (Just last week, I had a cashier void an entire sale and re-ring every item because she accidentally entered $400 as the amount tendered instead of $40, and couldn't compensate.)

    With three 99-cent coins, I don't know how many cashiers would even be able to figure out the amount tendered to "punch" in.

    *sigh*
     
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    Mindseye makes a good point, cashiers today are often dumber than a box of rocks.

    Just last Christmas I held up a line for 20 minutes at a Target in Georgia because I was attempting to pay for my purchase with Sacagawea Golden Dollar's. The cashier didn't think that they were legal tender. Even though they have been minted since 2000.
     
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    I agree. It's exactly he same here in Europe. It amazes me that people need to use the cash register to add up 2 items. If the total comes to €5.15 for example and you give them €10.15 they are completely flummoxed as how to work out your change :rolleyes:
     
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    What would blondes do with a 66 cent coin? Look for the 66 cent store I suppose.
     
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    That made me laugh
     
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    Current Bush should be on it. No one would use a 99 cent coin anyway.

    It's useless and so is he.
     
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    If Bush is on the "heads" side of the coin, then the "tails" side should contain an embedded mic for eavesdropping.
     
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    His profile should be on the heads side and his frontal portrait should he on the tail side because he is an ASS.
     
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    So, put him on both sides of the coin because he's two-faced?
     
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    Its true. I don't think a 99 cent coin is a good idea. Even dollar coins occasionally issued by the US mint cause enough recognition confusion without the added complication of an odd denomination.

    BTW: Does anybody else think its time the US did away with the penny? I see pennies as a nuisance, not cash.
     
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    A 99 cent coin is a stinky idea. However, since you asked I vote for Grover Cleveland and William Mc Kinley.

    I disagree, not sure why but maybe because I use pennies often and I don't adjust well to change. (no pun intended :biggrin1: :tongue:)
     
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    They do not bother me, even though one penny is worthless.

    An older lady once said to me "do you remember when you used to find a penny and rush to pick it up?." I told her, no, that was before my time.
     
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