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#1 Posted by DanceDanceKennypants (632 posts) -



 So, over at BBC News, I read that the Federal Mint is still minting $1 coins, that nobody will use.
 
The benefits of having your base unit of currency as a coin are obvious. 
 
The extra weight in the nation's pockets will automatically lead to more exercise, swear jars will double in effectiveness, and the busking economy will boom; musical beggars everywhere will finally be able to bankroll (hah!) that self-financed debut album.
 
Oh, and everybody else is doing it.
 
Look into that face. How could you say no? 
 
The baby is asleep and mommy is happy.
 
Look at them... LOOK AT THEM.
 
You heartless bastards.
#2 Posted by luce (4045 posts) -

We use them all the time in NY

#3 Edited by one_2nd (2359 posts) -

I love those. Once I was feeling extra crazy and put $5 into a vending machine and got four of these bad boys back. 

#4 Posted by DanceDanceKennypants (632 posts) -
@luce: 
 
Lots of Italians in NY.
 
Italians love their mommies. And rightly so, I say!
#5 Posted by Xeiphyer (5593 posts) -
@one_2nd said:
" I love those. Once I was feeling extra crazy and put $5 into a vending machine and got four of these bad boys back.  "
I live in Canada where the $1 coin is the only type of single dollar currency. I have put a $20 bill into a vending machine and hit return when I changed my mind, and I got 20 loonies back. (Loonies being the common term for the $1 coin of course). It was pretty sweet having all those coins at once, something about having a large amount of something identical is awesome.
#6 Posted by DanceDanceKennypants (632 posts) -
@one_2nd: 
 
Robots, which are our future, know that the $1 coin is the way forward.
 
You are very wise to heed this "vending machine."
#7 Edited by one_2nd (2359 posts) -
@DanceDanceKennypants said:

" @luce:   Lots of Italians in NY.  Italians love their mommies. And rightly so, I say! "

There's lots of everyones in NY, lol.  
@Xeiphyer said:
" @one_2nd said:
" I love those. Once I was feeling extra crazy and put $5 into a vending machine and got four of these bad boys back.  "
I live in Canada where the $1 coin is the only type of single dollar currency. I have put a $20 bill into a vending machine and hit return when I changed my mind, and I got 20 loonies back. (Loonies being the common term for the $1 coin of course). It was pretty sweet having all those coins at once, something about having a large amount of something identical is awesome. "
I'm not crazy enough to try a 20, sorry. But yes, it's quite amazing. I have a collection of two dollar bills, it feels great. Also, you canadians are crazy fucks, you know that? 
#8 Posted by Mmmslash (2166 posts) -

Using coins make me feel like a homeless person, regardless of their value.

#9 Posted by DanceDanceKennypants (632 posts) -
@Xeiphyer said:
" @one_2nd said:
something about having a large amount of something identical is awesome. "
 
Again with the robots.
 
Seriously though, the $1 coin will be the very Lego of existence.
#10 Posted by CornontheCobbe (2645 posts) -

They're called Loonies where i'm from. ;)

#11 Posted by DanceDanceKennypants (632 posts) -
@Mmmslash said:
" Using coins make me feel like a homeless person, regardless of their value. "
You will be the first to be mashed into lubricant when the robots take over.
#12 Posted by BeachThunder (11628 posts) -

If people don't want them then I'll have them.

#13 Posted by DanceDanceKennypants (632 posts) -
@BeachThunder said:
" If people don't want them then I'll have them. "
This man speaks wisely.
 
The $1 coin is also entirely free of freemasonry symbols, so I guess that's also a good thing.
#14 Posted by apoptosis61 (600 posts) -

in god we trust........

#15 Posted by DanceDanceKennypants (632 posts) -
@apoptosis61 said:
" in god we trust........ "
Well, I do anyway.
#16 Edited by HitmanAgent47 (8576 posts) -
@DanceDanceKennypants: Freemason and illuminati symbols. You know too much however when it said in god we trust, they are talking about the god satan. There are two gods to illuminatis and freemason, one is called satan, the other is called the creator so there is a bit of that symbolism. Actually on the bottom of the hood, you can see like an S symbol, that could also mean satan. Under the number 2000, you also see another S, that's two of them.
 
Still for the thread, being canadian, I have used $1 coins for quite a while now.
#17 Posted by MooseyMcMan (10331 posts) -

I think that maybe if the coins looked like something other than Chuck E. Cheese coins with a Native American on them, people might actually use them. Everyone I know thinks of those coins as a joke, and nothing more. They should be a different size than that of the quarter, and they should have someone recognizable on them.

#18 Posted by DanceDanceKennypants (632 posts) -

Oh dear.

#19 Posted by Mr_Skeleton (5133 posts) -

The first and last time I saw them was in New York's subway.

#20 Posted by RiotBananas (3600 posts) -
@Xeiphyer said:
" something about having a large amount of something identical is awesome. "
Why I only date twins.
#21 Posted by DanceDanceKennypants (632 posts) -
@HitmanAgent47 said:
" @DanceDanceKennypants: Freemason and illuminati symbols. You know too much however when it said in god we trust, they are talking about the god satan. There are two gods to illuminatis and freemason, one is called satan, the other is called the creator so there is a bit of that symbolism. Actually on the bottom of the hood, you can see like an S symbol, that could also mean satan.  Still for the thread, being canadian, I have used $1 coins for quite a while now. "
It was a digression on my part, but I know which God I mean when I say that... You are right though. 
 
 

#22 Posted by Shirogane (3562 posts) -
@RiotBananas said:
" @Xeiphyer said:
" something about having a large amount of something identical is awesome. "
Why I only date twins. "

Huh, meaning you only get dates once every...how many decades? 
Twins are rare. 
Identical twins are rarer. 
Don't even mention triplets and above. 
 
And Australia uses $1 coins. They're somewhat annoying. Notes are so much easier to store without weighing you down. 
Although...notes are paper..and paper cuts...grr... 
No win situation here.
#23 Posted by c1337us (5751 posts) -

I couldn't work out why you would be worried about a dollar coin. We use them and $2 coins in Australia all the time. But you guys have a $1 note as well right. I guess you should shit or get of the pot as they say. Either have a note or a coin but don't have both.

#24 Posted by WickedFather (1730 posts) -

In Britain we've had £1 coins for years.  Put two of them in a sock and you can take down a helicopter.

#25 Posted by Ashby (145 posts) -
@c1337us said:
" I couldn't work out why you would be worried about a dollar coin. We use them and $2 coins in Australia all the time. But you guys have a $1 note as well right. I guess you should shit or get of the pot as they say. Either have a note or a coin but don't have both. "
Yeah, I really like $1 and $2 coins, but here in the western US, I can never find $1 coins except in vending machines...and I pretty much only used those in high school. And neither $2 coins or bills are around (ok yeah the bills technically are but they aren't in circulation), so our currency is very sad indeed. : (
#26 Posted by c1337us (5751 posts) -
@Ashby:  I just wish they would get rid of the tiny currency. Just round everything off to the nearest half dollar. I would rather get ripped off a few cents on each cash sale rather then carry around a pocket full of shrapnel which just ends up in the tip jar at the noodle house up the street from where I live lol. Occasionally our mint releases ceremonial coins for special anniversaries, during the bicentennial year they brought out this massive $5 coins the size if a jam tin. Very impractical and you can usually only get them from the Post Office for much more then they are worth to spend for collection purposes. We had this weird guy who used to come into work and deliberately pull it out when looking for the correct money for his purchase and he would say it's legal tender you have to accept it but then not let you take it.
#27 Posted by MysteriousBob (6272 posts) -

You don't have a unit of currency for $1? 
 
What the hell?

#28 Posted by Ashby (145 posts) -
@c1337us:  
 I completely agree. Pennies are useless and I hate having to dig out 44 cents or whatever once tax is factored in. 
 
 I also wish we had coins the size of jam tins here! They sound amazing, ha.
#29 Posted by Mmmslash (2166 posts) -
@DanceDanceKennypants:  I, for one, welcome our new robot overlords.
#30 Posted by captjim (129 posts) -
@HitmanAgent47 said:
" @DanceDanceKennypants: Freemason and illuminati symbols. You know too much however when it said in god we trust, they are talking about the god satan. There are two gods to illuminatis and freemason, one is called satan, the other is called the creator so there is a bit of that symbolism. Actually on the bottom of the hood, you can see like an S symbol, that could also mean satan. Under the number 2000, you also see another S, that's two of them.  Still for the thread, being canadian, I have used $1 coins for quite a while now. "
deus ex was just a game and angels and demons was just a book, dude. unless you were unfortunate enough to see the movie.
#31 Posted by Video_Game_King (35777 posts) -
@luce said:
" We use them all the time in NY "
I think that's because subway systems give you dollar change in coins, not bills. I still have several of them from that one time (I hope it's the only time) I rode the subway. Oddly enough, Sacajawea is not the only person on those things.
#32 Posted by captjim (129 posts) -

they should make $2 bills too.

#33 Edited by HitmanAgent47 (8576 posts) -
@captjim: Not sure I follow because I own deux ex, yet haven't played it. Also on youtube, the illuminati or secret societies usually puts their satanic symbols on their currency, since they are the same ppl in the feder reserve who prints and creates the currency. I belive in that theory, I belive these are not good ppl and if that sort of stuff is in deux ex, maybe I should actually install it then and play it. 
 
If anyone doesn't belive me that u.s currency has illuminati symbols and 9/11 imagery all over their currency, I say go to youtube and look this up for yourself. I can post videos, however I have to post quite a few to make my point. The op knows exactly what i'm talking about.
#34 Posted by captjim (129 posts) -
@HitmanAgent47 said:
" @captjim: Not sure I follow because I own deux ex, yet haven't played it. Also on youtube, the illuminati or secret societies usually puts their satanic symbols on their currency, since they are the same ppl in the feder reserve who prints and creates the currency. I belive in that theory, I belive these are not good ppl and if that sort of stuff is in deux ex, maybe I should actually install it then and play it. "
the illuminati is in deus ex which is also probably the best pc game ever made (the original, not invisible war)
 
but answer me this: why the fuck would a secret society that secretly controls everything blow its own cover by putting its symbols on the currency it prints?
#35 Posted by TheDukeofArgyll (102 posts) -

Dollar coins last longer then dollar bills.  The mints wouldn't have to waste money replacing bills if we all used coins.  But in the end, conspiracy theories about robotic Free Mason Illuminati makes far more sense.

#36 Posted by zudthespud (3281 posts) -
#37 Posted by HitmanAgent47 (8576 posts) -

@captjim: Trust me all politicans likes to use the illuminati hand signal or the devil too in pictures. I have youtube videos of this, even in the music industry because they like to show they are out there. However most of us are oblivious to it, they want to say they exist and we control you, yet most ppl doesn't even know that. They do it all the time, yet it's still a secret society. Look the federal reserve is federal is federal express, they are a private bank owned by illuminati freemason billionares. They are a shadow government and they like to put their stamp on their currency. They are all part of a satanic cult before they took office. That's how it works.  
 
I got to eat lunch, however I will read your reply. I thought it might be interesting talking about these because the op and I knows about this. 

  

  

#38 Edited by captjim (129 posts) -
@HitmanAgent47:  hahahahaha, dude, god damn. so what you're telling me is the same government that can't cover up a couple of schmucks breaking into watergate can sufficiently cover up (except when they feel like revealing it through folding bills) that every significant american political figure has all been in a satanic cult that controls everything?
 
and tell me, are the texas longhorns all satanists? is the university of texas a secret school for indoctrinating satanists? after all they all use the same hand signals. is ozzy osbourne in their club? is everyone who's ever designed an album cover in their club? tell me, i have to know.
 
also are you sure they're not all aliens in disguise? after all there are youtube videos 'proving' that as well, and crazy david icke thinks so.
#39 Posted by RaceKickfist (218 posts) -

i like having a lot of them. then i can play pirate.

#40 Posted by TheHT (10780 posts) -

This has become a tin foil hat only zone.

#41 Posted by Atomasist (2818 posts) -
@HitmanAgent47:  I'm with you man. People are so blind that they and can't see the evidence in front of them. We know the real truth.
#42 Posted by Devil240Z (3250 posts) -

I haven't seen a dollar like that in a while. I think they have a dude on them now. and my friend has them all the time and calls em shillings. 

#43 Posted by Hockeymask27 (3683 posts) -

Welcome to the club 

#44 Posted by Scooper (7882 posts) -

This thread turned funny quickly.

#45 Posted by dudeglove (7684 posts) -

And there was me thinking GB was above the truther brigade.

#46 Posted by Toxin066 (3250 posts) -

I'm now selling tin foil hats. For $1 (coin only).

#47 Posted by captjim (129 posts) -

when the aliens crashed at roswell they took over everyone's brains and rewrote human history and inserted all these things like foldable dollar bills and shit just to fuck around with people who would possibly interpret them in some weird way as satanic or something and now they're all just sitting there in area 51, which was actually meant to be a disneyland for las vegas until they took it over, and they're laughing at people who are flipping out and saying it's an ancient satanic secret society comprising every american political figure.

#48 Posted by Famov (768 posts) -

I am totally into Canada's wildlife theme on their currency, but the Queen has got to go. Seriously, you guys don't need her! 
 
I dont spend the 1 dollar coin because every one I get I save. It's a habit I got from back when my dad would give us Susan B Anthony coins as allowance. I have over 100 of those saved up.
#49 Edited by HitmanAgent47 (8576 posts) -
@captjim: Alien spaceships are only demonic spirtual phenomenon, not actual space craft, that's why they don't move normally. Ask yourself where do they come from? If they were aliens they would of invaded us by now they know us. You never see them land, just dissapear. All the abductions you seen in the past are just demonic possession, nothing else except to fool you. In the past they had different hindu blue godsJust say the word jesus a few times. The music industry if you look it up is a satanic ritual for the VMA, they subscribe to a demon called jinn, or genie. Alot of ppl in the music industry sold their soul to the devil in exchange for sucess. You can't really get ahead in the world unless you do that. You see illuminati symbols and the world new world order from alot of rap songs.    
 
There are a 100 videos about this look it up.
 
The bankers are part of the bilderberg group who controls our currency and federal reserve, they were the ones who bankrupted the nation. The idea was to start a one world government, they will have a world wide currency once our currency isn't worth anything around the world. Yale has a santanic cult, heard of skull and bones? You ask why expose themselves when it should be kept a secret? Well they are proud and without the information age of youtube, we wouldn't know. Well the point is since they print and create the u.s currency, they put their stamp on it. It's like subliminal, that's effective. To say illuminati symbols are not related to currency is to be completely ignorant and a tool.
 
   

 
  
#50 Posted by RE_Player1 (7541 posts) -

I'm more of a Toonie fan myself, all my Canadian brothers will know what I'm saying ;)