large value coinage. Oh, they tried to make nearly quarter sized dollars but nobody used them. The Canajans dealt with this by no longer printing ones or twos. So you get a dollar coin (A looney, because it has a loon on the obverse) and a two dollar coin (called a tooney, because two dollars) (Don’t ask) The Japanese have a 1000 yen note in circulation (About $10.00) and most of the EU has a two euro coin.

So when I went to the store to buy smokes for the inlaws the other day I arrived with my wallet out thinking I would pay with plastic, and then realized I had almost thirty dolllars in coins in my pocket. It is certainly an odd feeling to carry that much money in metal.