I read The Associated Press story in The Advocate on Dec. 1 (“U.S. looks at doing away with $1 bill”) about the possibility of eliminating the dollar bill in favor of the dollar coin.

On what basis would they make such a decision? The brilliant success of the Susan B. Anthony dollar coin? The stunning usage of the American Silver Eagle dollar coin? The overwhelming acceptance of the Sacagawea dollar coin?

How very sad to think that the very basis of the American monetary system may be reduced to mere pocket change.

Scotty Drake

radio announcer

Baton Rouge