The US penny: Should it be scrapped?

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  1. pmaitra

    pmaitra Moderator Moderator

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    The US penny: Should it be scrapped?

    By Cordelia Hebblethwaite
    BBC News, Washington DC


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    No pennies please: Jim Turner at his campground, and the sign that greets customers to Shell Lumber

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    Edmond Knowles from Flomaton, Alabama collected over 1.3 million pennies, before cashing them in for $13,084.59 in 2005. It is believed to be the biggest cash-in of pennies anywhere in the world.

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  3. indian_sukhoi

    indian_sukhoi Regular Member

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    Interesting Facts - especially the moon part!!!

    I have a bunch of cents with me in my collection
     
  4. W.G.Ewald

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    Only if it's heads up.

    We don't need to do anything just because Canada does it.

    We don't have the penny now, anyway. The US coin is a one cent piece, not a "penny.".

    The penny is a British coin.
     
  5. Bhadra

    Bhadra Defence Professionals Defence Professionals Senior Member

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    They say penny is wise and cent is indecent !
     

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