Old Jan 25, 10, 9:56 pm
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WRCSolberg
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
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Originally Posted by aviators99 View Post
I don't understand why the Mint would have a problem with our use, in huge quantities, other than the fact that they can use it as an excuse as to why they were not being circulated. In reality, it doesn't matter who buys them, they will never really circulate past the first time they are used (maybe occasionally one additional level).
Maybe if you're one of the few who actually tries to spend your coins.

Otherwise, the Mint is incurring expense with this program, only to have these coins be immediately deposited and out of circulation once they're returned via the Fed.

It's really a shame that these coins aren't more successful. I find the $1 and $2 coins in foreign currency to be extremely convenient and much easier to handle than paper bills.
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