I think the government should get rid of dollar notes and just have dollar coins because they last longer, look nicer, and are more convenient. For example, if I'm making a purchase for $2.24 it's easier to just reach in my right front pocket and pull out 2 dollars and a quarter dollar and get back a cent in change than pulling out my wallet and dealing with paper money. Furthermore, the coins are more durable than dollar notes. Who wants to deal with wrinkled up paper when you can use shiny metal objects? Another advantage of coins is that if the dollar goes into a hyper-inflationary death spiral, the value of the coins will never fall below the value of the metal used to create them. I've made the switch to dollar coins a while back. What I do is I get rolls of them at the bank and spend them like I would dollar notes. If a cashier tries to give me dollar notes as change, I ask him if he has any dollar coins. That works in avoiding dollar notes about half the time. If I have no other choice, I keep any dollar notes I get at home until I go to the credit union, at which point I deposit them.