DCA News & Resources

Administration Gets it Wrong on Presidential Dollar Coin Program

Suspension of Program to Cost Taxpayers Billions Washington, D.C. (December 13, 2011) The Dollar Coin Alliance, a coalition of small businesses, budget watchdogs, transit agencies and labor groups, today called on the Obama Administration to reverse course on its decision to suspend the Presidential $1 Coin program. While the Administration claims this action as a way to save taxpayer money, …

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Dollar Coins vs. Quarters

One Dollar Coin: 0.3 oz Four Quarters: 0.8 oz The ultimate showdown — a dollar coin versus four quarters. And, guess what? The $1 coin is nearly 3X lighter. This means that for many transactions, the dollar coin will actually reduce pocket weight.

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COINS Act – HR 2977 Full Text

If you would like to read the full text of the Currency, Optimization, Innovation and National Savaings (COINS) Act, HR 2977 please download the pdf here.

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GAO Recommends Switch to the $1 Coin

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has recommended the United States eliminate the $1 note and switch to the $1 coin five times over the past 20 years. The GAO has estimated savings between  the current $184 million per year to $522 million per year, and their recommendation remains the same today.  Eliminating the $1 bill will save the taxpayers money. The …

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GAO/Gallup 2002 – “Public Views on Changing Coin Design”

In 2002, Gallup surveyed whether adults favored or opposed replacing the $1 bill with the $1 Coin if it saved the government $500 million dollars each year: “The percentage of survey respondents who opposed replacing the dollar bill with a dollar coin decreased when government savings are mentioned. When told that it would save about half a billion dollars a …

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Dollar Coin Alliance Questions Poll Findings from Pro-Dollar Bill Group

Americans Support Savings from Elimination of the $1 Bill Washington, D.C. (October 19, 2011) The Dollar Coin Alliance, a coalition of small businesses, budget watchdogs, transit agencies and labor groups, is questioning the results of a poll conducted by Lincoln Park Strategies on behalf of the “Americans for George” coalition about public acceptance of $1 coins. While the poll finds …

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