Aug 6, 2012 — If not for Jefferson, there might have been 90 pennies in a dollar.
Apr 20, 2012 — Should we kill the dollar bill? On today's show we go deep into the nature of money itself, and we find a clear answer to this question.
Apr 19, 2012 — Last month, a Washington, D.C. subway station was plastered with posters of giant dollar bills. One of them said: "Tell Congress to stop wasting time trying to eliminate the dollar bill." The $70,000 ad blitz was part of a small lobbying war over the fate of the dollar bill.
Dec 13, 2011 — Earlier this year we reported on the pileup of more than a billion unwanted $1 coins in government vaults. It was the result of a law passed a few years back that ordered the mint to create coins honoring each U.S. president.Today, the White House said it will end the program.
Dec 13, 2011 — Saying it can save taxpayers $50 million a year, the Treasury Department announced today that it is suspending almost all production of presidential dollar coins.
Jul 22, 2011 — We talk to travelers who use frequent-flier-mile credit cards to buy dollar coins and pile up miles. And we hear how the U.S. Mint is cracking down.
Jul 14, 2011 — Planet Money recently reported on the mountain of dollar coins piling up in Federal Reserve vaults. Now a Democratic Congresswoman wants to halt the program.
Jun 29, 2011 — Photos and stories about dollar coins, from Planet Money listeners.
Jun 24, 2011 — On today's Planet Money, we visit an underground vault that's full of money nobody wants.
Mar 4, 2011 — Replacing the U.S. $1 note with a coin could save the government around $5.5 billion over 30 years, according to a new report. The GAO says Canada and Britain figured out how to encourage people to use coins instead of paper money: take the paper money away.