Stop making nickels and pennies. The production costs of these two coins far outwiegh their usefullness.
There is also a large percentage of these fixed costs that goes to raw materials.
I once read that the cost of making the penny and nickel, both outweigh the actual value of the coin.
My proposal is similar to what some banks are starting to offer, in a keep the change program.
On all *CASH* purchases, the total price, after sales tax, would be rounded up to the nearest amount,... more »
Likewise, "commerative" quarters, which are taken out of circulation by collectors are also a net drain on the Treasury, and... more »