, AP
This undated photo provided by the U.S. Mint shows the President John Adams presidential $1 coin. With the Federal Reserve pumping billions into mortgage bonds every month, a lot of people believe inflation is just around the corner, which will make the dollar worth even less.

The push is on to discontinue the $1 bill, in favor of gold and silver painted coins.

I don't think much of this plan, in spite of the continuing devaluation of the dollar. Think about using a $5 bill to buy something costing $1 to $2.

Do you want three or four bills in change to fold nicely into your wallet or that number of large coins rolling around in your pocket?

I'll take the former.

Elmer Newman