Do you carry change in your pocket as a matter of habit? Do you like to have those coins jingle in your pants as you walk? I read a post about the new buffalo nickel and how it might wear as compared to the old buffalo. This made me think about how I never carry coins anymore. What little change I do get through the course of the day gets tossed into the coin sorter. I just do not carry change. I do not like it weighing down my pants, or jingling as I walk. I have been pulling out state quarters from circulation whenever I get them for 3 years now. Even the earliest releases are showing very little “wear” when I get them. Just today I got a Delaware quarter, and while the new mint luster is gone, there is very little obvious wear on the coin. One reason for this is of course the very low relief we are now making all our coins. But I believe another reason has to be is that people no longer carry change in pockets to get worn like they did 30 or 40 years ago. Our change has become just that, change back from bills, and not something that can be used to actually purchase anything. Coffee is no longer a dime a cup, but $1.75. So instead of carrying a couple of dimes, we carry a $5 and bust that up to purchase our refreshments. So, do you carry change as a matter of habit?