Op-ed writer Dave DuGoff makes a very reasonable case for eliminating the paper dollar bill ("Sensible change: Switch to $1 coins," April 26). In fact, the U.S. Treasury has tried dollar coins four times in the last 40 years, but they have never caught on for several reasons. Here is what the government needs to do to get people to use the coins:
First, don't make them so large that they tear a hole in your pocket (like the Eisenhower coin).
Second, don't make them so close to the size of a quarter that people can't tell the difference (the Susan B. Anthony coin).