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Good Riddance to the Penny

Good Riddance to the Penny

I almost never use cash.  Just about everything I buy, from a McDonald's coffee to my groceries, goes on my President's Choice MasterCard.  I'm trying to remember the last time I bought something with cash and I'm drawing a blank.

For this reason, I won't even notice the penny has been retired.  If my bill comes to $18.48, that's exactly what I'll pay.  Electronic pennies will never die, just the annoying copper-plated zinc or copper-plated steel coins.

Even Google has got in on the act, posting a Google doodle featuring the penny on today.

And even without the penny, I suspect common penny expressions will survive.  A penny saved will still be a penny earned and I'm sure we'll still offer a penny for your thoughts.  On that note...

Will you miss the penny?

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