Posted by: Lava1964 on 2008-11-09 
Excellent comments, folks. I agree with them all.
Posted by: Sprucemoose on 2008-11-09 
I'll bet the vending machine industry had something to do with the demise of the half-dollar. The fewer coins it accepts, the simpler to configure.
Posted by: Marty6697 on 2008-11-08 
I say get rid of the penny and bring back the half dollar. Also they should bring back the big silver dollars. The Susan B dollar was too much like the quarter.
Posted by: BigBoy Bob on 2008-11-06 
I think America should do what your Canada did like you said Lava, just eliminate the paper dollar and make them use the coin dollar.