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Re: So, if the dollar bill were eliminated...

Posted by SLRT on Sun Mar 4 09:16:17 2012, in response to Re: So, if the dollar bill were eliminated..., posted by SelkirkTMO on Sun Mar 4 04:33:26 2012.

Those 9 mils, like all other amounts, used to be worth a lot more. When gas prices were in the teens or even single digits, all the sub-cent numbers were used. Remember that gas and other fuels were never bought a single gallon at a time, so one mil was a 2 cent difference on 20 gallons, and less than a century ago, you could buy stuff with 2 cents. What is the NY Times now? $2.50 or something? When I was a kid it was 5 cents, a postcard was a penny. And a subway fare was a nickel.

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