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  • They really should get rid of pennies.

    Seriously.

    When the idea first come up years ago I though "Oh noes not our precious pennies!!"

    But I just realized.... I use my silver but never, ever, ever, use pennies! They just build up and I'm never gonna use it. The metal it's printed on is even more valuable then the penny itself. And it's not even worth counting.

    They should ditch it and just start rounding everything.
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  • #2
    I'll a step further and say they should just get rid of physical money.
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    • #3
      I wouldn't go that far. I like cash.

      I even pay most of my bills in cash. Plus, the black market would take a huge hit from that. I like buying stuff used and locally.
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      • #4
        Cashless money is a wonderful idea but people seem to prefer holding a physical item of coinage in their hands for some reason. Plus, money can be used by anyone, anywhere. Cards require card readers and other technology which is out of the question some places.
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        • #5
          I agree, I see no point for anything under $0.25 a gigantic waste of money minting all of that currency.

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          • #6
            I agree, I see no point for anything under $0.25 a gigantic waste of money minting all of that currency.


            What about charity boxes and arcades, both of which take in MASSIVE amounts of pennies?
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            • #7
              What about charity boxes and arcades, both of which take in MASSIVE amounts of pennies?


              Charity Boxes - throwing pennies in a charity box is almost an insult.

              Arcades - pretty sure that by the time the first coin-operated arcade game was used it took more than $0.01

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              • #8
                Charity Boxes - throwing pennies in a charity box is almost an insult.

                Arcades - pretty sure that by the time the first coin-operated arcade game was used it took more than $0.01


                Over here we've still got a large amount of arcade games which use pennies, usually 'target' type games where the penny is a projectile.
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                • #9
                  Canada has already 86'd them.

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                  • #10
                    Canada has already 86'd them.


                    Hasn't really gone into effect yet, and won't until early next year, but yeah.

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                    • #11
                      Arcades - pretty sure that by the time the first coin-operated arcade game was used it took more than $0.01


                      Except maybe the ones that were in penny arcades
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                      • #12
                        Except maybe the ones that were in penny arcades


                        I should have been more specific. I was thinking about video game-style arcade games. The $0.25 variety, which is now probably $1.00.

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                        • #13
                          They probably won't eliminate pennies for a while. Not until rounding can actually happen and will be accepted.
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                          • #14
                            They probably won't eliminate pennies for a while. Not until rounding can actually happen and will be accepted.


                            And until the latest round of cashiers who can't figure how to give change if i **************** them up by giving them an extra coin can learn to round AND give change
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                            • #15
                              The should cut the penny and make more of an effort at a widely used dollar coin.

                              Modern pennies are mostly zinc, and the melt value is less than $0.004. The pre 1982 version are mostly copper, and those babies are worth $0.02 cents a piece as scrap/melt.

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