Home > U.S. > October 11, 2015 U.S. The switch from $1 bills to $1 coins would save American taxpayers approximately $4.4 billion in the next 30 years. This is because coins are significantly more durable than paper bills. Share this:FacebookTwitterGoogle Related Posts America’s war on drugs, officially began in 1971. At that time 1 gram of cocaine cost $200 ($1,100 adjusted for inflation). Today that same gram of cocaine cost $50. In 2002, Kenyan Masai tribe people donated 14 cows to to the U.S. to help with the aftermath of 9/11. A Bonsai Tree planted in1626 survived the atomic bomb at Hiroshima and now resides in a U.S. Museum. There is a basketball court on the top floor of the U.S. Supreme Court Building. It’s known as the “highest court in the land.” Hawaii is moving towards Japan at a rate of 4 inches per year. A New Jersey Forest Fire Service fire warden can summon any person aged 18 to 50 to assist in putting out wildfires—and it’s against the law to refuse. The US Army during WWII developed a grenade the same size and shape as a baseball, to make it more effective for the soldiers who had grown up playing baseball.