i just wish our one and two dollar coins were a little smaller .
it would have been a good idea to "modernize" our coinage when the one dollar coin came in .
do away with the penny - pardon me : 1 cent .
the 5 cent piece should have been our smallest coin - having the nickel larger than the dime makes no sense to me .
the dollar coin should have ben no larger than a quarter and the "twoonie" just a bit larger .
but will the mint listen to me : NO !
it would also have sense to consider the australian system of "polymer" banknotes - they last longer than paper currency and provide greater safeguards against counterfeiting .