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    Canadian penny, 1858-2013

    I can't help but be a little centimental about this.
    I'd like others to add their 2 cents and give your thoughts on this. Also,do you think the US going to be doing the same in the near future?



    Penny, Canadian Passed away peacefully on Feb. 4, 2013, when the Royal Canadian Mint stopped distributing the copper-coloured coin.

    The penny's demise had been anticipated since March 29, 2012, when federal Finance Minister James Flaherty announced in the budget that his government had decided to phase out the smallest denomination of Canada's currency.

    The Canadian penny traces its origins to 1858, when the then-province of Canada adopted the decimal system for its currency. Initially, it was struck at the Royal Mint in Great Britain. The 1858 penny had Queen Victoria on the obverse (or "heads") side and a vine of maple leaves on the reverse (or "tails") side.

    Dominion of Canada coins were first issued in 1870, but the penny, then made from bronze, didn't join the family until 1876.
    Obituary: Canadian penny, 1858-2013 - Canada - CBC News
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    Re: Canadian penny, 1858-2013

    When I lived in Buffalo, I used to get canuckian coins in change all the time. Of course if you tried to pay with one...

    Still couldn't convince the dancers at the ballet to accept loonies.


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    Re: Canadian penny, 1858-2013

    Bye, bye penny. We will miss you I'll miss having dozens of them in my pocket at any one time. That and how ugly they got once they oxidised. And the delightful maple leaves on the tails side of the coin.

    Poor penny. Victim of inflation.

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    Re: Canadian penny, 1858-2013

    It's time to dump the penny, and the nickle as well. The dime is the new penny, and is worth less than a penny was worth a half century ago.

    Get rid of the dollar bill as well, and issue dollar coins instead. It's time.
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    Re: Canadian penny, 1858-2013

    We should switch all our currency over to lasers.

    Can you imagine how cool of a wallet that would be? Pew Pew!


    Anyway, bye bye Penny.
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    Re: Canadian penny, 1858-2013

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    When I lived in Buffalo, I used to get canuckian coins in change all the time. Of course if you tried to pay with one...

    Still couldn't convince the dancers at the ballet to accept loonies.

    Your money has usually been worth more, but ours was always much more pretty!

    canadian_tire.jpg


    Oh wait, wrong money. Here:

    money.jpg
    No men are anywhere, and Im allowed to go in, because Im the owner of the pageant and therefore Im inspecting it, Trump said... Is everyone OK? You know, theyre standing there with no clothes. Is everybody OK? And you see these incredible looking women, and so I sort of get away with things like that.

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    Re: Canadian penny, 1858-2013

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    Your money has usually been worth more, but ours was always much more pretty!

    canadian_tire.jpg


    Oh wait, wrong money. Here:

    money.jpg
    New bills are even prettier.
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    Re: Canadian penny, 1858-2013

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    Your money has usually been worth more, but ours was always much more pretty!

    canadian_tire.jpg


    Oh wait, wrong money. Here:

    money.jpg
    The greenback used to be worth more than the looie, then the loonie came to be worth more. Aren't they about equal now?
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    Re: Canadian penny, 1858-2013

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    The greenback used to be worth more than the looie, then the loonie came to be worth more. Aren't they about equal now?
    Barely a fraction of a cent difference last time I checked. Our dollars are almost exactly equal.
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    Re: Canadian penny, 1858-2013

    Quote Originally Posted by Juiposa View Post
    New bills are even prettier.
    Yeah but working in customer service I can tell you they're a bit of a pain in the ass.

    They have a tendency to stick together.

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