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Should the U.S. get rid of the penny?

April 4, 2012

The Penny Debate

I love coins, all coins. I still look for the elusive 1943 copper penny that is worth a bit of money because it was a mistake minted by the Treasury. In 1943, the government minted pennies in aluminum to keep the metal for the military. If we do away with the penny how are we going to have the specials such as “on sale for $3.99 or $4.99!” It won’t be the same.