I noticed a coin on the register the other day that someone had passed on one of the cashiers. It was a Romanian IIRC coin for 5000 denominations and it was PLASTIC. The Fed Res has also made it so it will be illegal to melt US coins since it is costing them more to make pennies, nickles, and I think at least nearly if not dimes than their face value. So I got to thinking that first off I wonder how long it will be before the US goes over to makeing their coins from plastic to save the mint money, and second, if it might be worth setting back as much as possible in the way of coins even if they are not the silver or copper ones of old. Even the modern coins are already worth about as much or more for their materials as their face value and if there isnt any kind of collapse then how much more would they be worth by material value let alone collectable value if the mint goes over to plastic coins? Just figured I wouldtoss it out there and see what others thought about it.