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Should the United States retire the Penny?


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Poll: Retire the Penny (12 member(s) have cast votes)

Should we retire the United States Penny?

  1. Yes (9 votes [75.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 75.00%

  2. No (3 votes [25.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 25.00%

  3. Yes, but we should introduce a new coin to take the penny's place (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

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#1 jtnc

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 02:58 AM

The President believes we should.
http://firstread.nbc...-cent-coin?lite



And I believe we should, making a penny costs more than what it's worth.

#2 pstall

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 08:18 AM

Many have been wanting this for years. Easy savings.

#3 catfang

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 08:30 AM

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#4 thatlookseasy

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 08:42 AM

The penny should have been dropped a long time ago. Then again I'm prejudiced against all non-quarter coins because I find them useless and annoying in my pocket

BTW if you spend 5 seconds of your time picking up a penny off the ground, that equates to working for $7.20/ hr: less than minimum wage in NC

#5 Jase

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 08:47 AM

Anybody who doesn't want their pennies, send them to me.

I'll melt them down and sell the copper when they aren't legal tender anymore.

#6 Happy Panther

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:14 AM

Only issue is the loss on making a nickel is even more.

But Canada did away with the penny stating this year I think.

#7 mmmbeans

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:40 AM

Anybody who doesn't want their pennies, send them to me.

I'll melt them down and sell the copper when they aren't legal tender anymore.


and now that speculation is allowed on copper prices... they're gonna go through the roof.


unfortunately most of them are zinc.

#8 Inimicus

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:55 AM

They need to be retired or be changed to some form plastic.

#9 Mr. Scot

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 10:11 AM

This notion comes up every few years. Never cared much for it, really.

It's true that most transactions are "virtual" these days anyway.

#10 Brokenbad

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 12:07 PM

Yes get rid of the penny and just start putting obamas face on all currency.

#11 Hawk

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 12:13 PM

yup...officially no more penny in circulation in Canada as of a couple weeks ago. Everything get's rounded now to the nearest nickel.

I have about 15,000 pennies at home...what the hell am I going to do with them?!!!!


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