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Streamlining U.S. currency

Canada recently decided to kill its penny. The U.S. should take this idea even further: let’s eliminate the dime, half-dollar, $1 bill, $2 bill, $10 bill, and $50 bill.

People generally seem OK with denomination steps in which the larger denomination represents up to five of the next-smallest denomination. We currently have:

By making my proposed eliminations, we’d have a much more streamlined system and no denominational jumps greater than 5x:

Much simpler.