It’s really easy to write to your congressman these days. Simply go to house.gov, enter your zip code, and click on the send email link (at least it was for MY congressman). So, here is what I wrote to mine this morning. Please join me in calling for the elimination of the penny, nickel, and quarter.
HR 5512 is considering coin modernization. Instead of merely replacing zinc pennies with steel pennies, I recommend eliminating the production of pennies, nickels, and quarters. Then continue production of dimes and half dollar coins.
Eventually, retailers will drop a decimal place from prices, such as from $14.95 to $14.9, and the penny, nickel, and quarter coins will be undesirable.
By discontinuing production of pennies, nickels, and quarters, we will save hundreds of millions of dollars each and every year.
Paul Douglas Boyer