OK so Mike wrote an article where he states we should overhaul our coins system. What would you replace it with? change? (so to speak) Here's my 2c... literally as well as figuratively. Do away with all clad coinage, I believe clad coinage is a lie and cheat that obfuscates the real value of money. Coins should have real value, less than face, but some real honest value in the real world. Not try to look like more than they are. 1c do away with it 2c Introduce new size, tiny, size of old half dime but thicker, smooth edge, in low cost zink/nickle/+2% copper alloy 5c do away with it 10c same size as current dime, change to solid 75% copper 25% nickle alloy, like the current outer layer, solid alloy all the way through, not clad. 25c same size, thicker feel like older quarters, change to solid 75% copper 25% nickle alloy, like the current outer layer, solid alloy all the way through, not clad. 1.oo much smaller than 25c, but thicker so it has a good solid feel, old Susan B. rim pattern, change to copper alloy that penny used to be pre 1972 1.00 paper do away with it. 5.00 barely bigger than new $1, different, conventional thin rim pattern, thick solid feal, made of copper alloy that penny used to be pre 1972 10.00 barely bigger than new $5 dollar. Very wide rim pattern (simular to recient quarters) made of copper alloy that penny used to be pre 1972 $50 coin a little smaller than half dollar, same thickness, reeded edge. Same silver alloy as old silver dollar. $100 coin a little smaller than old silver dollar, same thickness, reeded edge. Same silver alloy as old silver dollar. Minor variations on these alloys as the minting process may dictate. May have to og 40% on sliver $50 and $100 2c will now be 5 to a dime instead of penny 5 to a nickle. 2c piece will give us better value rounding up or down for taxes, than just droping the penny and only having the nickle. Revive LIBERTY theam for a season on new 2c, dollar and five dollar coins. Leave the dime pattern alone. Also for a season, no more series or theams of any of any sort on new quarters. No series or theams on any the others, with one exception. Finish out the Presidents theams on the new $10 dollar coins (it will be closest in size to the recient dollars). I believe the 1c and 5c must both go away at the same time for the 2c to be accepted. I believe the paper dollar must go away for the coin dollar to be accepted. I believe the thickness of new coins is important, so that they have a good solid feel as you handle them; so they have the feel of good value. (has anyone else noticed that the new quarters feel cheaper, lighter.) I know, I know. We love our pennies and nicks. I love them too, and have fond memories, and still enjoy looking through circulated. But, all good things do, in time, come to and end. And if done right you know your gonna love it when the new ones come out. Money that has real value and isn't trying to pretend its something its not. What do you think of this plan? What do you like? What don't you like? Improvements? Plans of your own? Lets make better money!