A proposal to phase out the $1 bill and replace it with a $1 coin could be gaining currency as the “supercommittee” looks to find ways to save the government money.
Now that’s CHANGE we can believe in! Zing! Conan, you need any writers?
In all seriousness, this seems like a largely reasonable proposal that, like all reasonable proposals, has a few interest groups working against it. For example, the armored car lobby—which you’d probably never thought about prior to reading this sentence—is opposed to switching over to coins, as that would make their truckload heavier and cost them more on gas.