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Should the United States retire the Penny?

Retire the Penny   12 votes

  1. 1. Should we retire the United States Penny?

    • Yes
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    • No
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    • Yes, but we should introduce a new coin to take the penny's place
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Posted

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.

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Posted

Many have been wanting this for years. Easy savings.

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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

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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.

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

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

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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.

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

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Posted

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

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

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

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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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