40551067 story Is It Time For the US To Ditch the Dollar Bill? 943 Posted by Soulskill on Friday November 30, 2012 @05:50PM from the i-volunteer-to-collect-them dept. coondoggie writes "It seems well past time that the U.S. ditch its $1 bill — considering such a move could save the country somewhere in the neighborhood of $4 billion. But there is much resistance, or perhaps a lack of real consideration of the issue from most people. Watchdogs at the Government Accountability Office this week testified before a Congressional hearing on the topic, and said dollar coins could save $4.4 billion over 30 years (PDF), or an average of about $146 million per year."