More for the chronicles of stupidity

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  • creekyguycreekyguy Posts: 113 Senior Member

    Mining states congressmen have always opposed eliminating the penny. I vaguely remember reading years ago that at one time 1/3 of produced copper went into pennies. And most stores certainly like to get the extra cent.

  • magallowaymagalloway Senior Member Posts: 881 Senior Member

    Has anyone ever considered the number of times a penny changes hands before it wears to a slick nubbin? In utility dollars, it is well worth the cost of minting. It isn't like they were a consumable (except perhaps in the case of three-year-olds.)

    Jim

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