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    Re: Pennies GTFO!

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    Yeah sure. I would almost say get rid of cash altogether.
    Why?So that the government and private business can track your spending habits?
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    Re: Pennies GTFO!

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyrillic View Post
    Should USA should kick the pennies out and save some $$$ ?

    To save you wasting us wasting arguments watch this:

    Death to Pennies - YouTube

    Canada is going to do it!

    Canada Gets Rid of the Penny (Huzzah!) - YouTube
    No, we shouldn't get rid of pennies.

    Rather, we should make them out of a cheaper material than copper.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: Pennies GTFO!

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    No, we shouldn't get rid of pennies.

    Rather, we should make them out of a cheaper material than copper.
    they havent been made of copper since ending the gold standard. since copper was a precious metal theren was no need for pure copper so the mints have used zinc with a copper plating,though now even zinc is too expensive.

    maybe we should do like we did in ww2,make pennies out of steel like we did then when copper was needed for the war effort.
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    Re: Pennies GTFO!

    Quote Originally Posted by beerftw View Post
    they havent been made of copper since ending the gold standard. since copper was a precious metal theren was no need for pure copper so the mints have used zinc with a copper plating,though now even zinc is too expensive.

    maybe we should do like we did in ww2,make pennies out of steel like we did then when copper was needed for the war effort.
    They accidentally made a few 1943 pennies out of copper and few 1944 pennies made out of zinc coated steel.Both are a extremely valuable.
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    Re: Pennies GTFO!

    No, we shouldn't get rid of pennies.

    Rather, we should make them out of a cheaper material than copper.
    As already mentioned they are not made from copper but even if they go to steel the problem will remain. They cost too much to produce vs their value. You may gain a few more years but either you get rid of them or revalue the money so a penny is now worth a nickel. Unfortunately inflation happens and pennies will have to eventually be sacrificed.
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    Re: Pennies GTFO!

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyrillic View Post
    Should USA should kick the pennies out and save some $$$ ?
    no.
    i like pennies.
    lets eliminate nickels
    and just make pennies worth 5 cents.
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    Re: Pennies GTFO!

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Hah! I forgot about all of those: I have a huge stash, too.
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    Re: Pennies GTFO!

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    I didn't know you were a vet Ms Spiker. What branch?
    My husband is - Army; among other things.
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    Re: Pennies GTFO!

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    No, we shouldn't get rid of pennies.

    Rather, we should make them out of a cheaper material than copper.
    Or they could make them from plastic, just like twiddley-winks.
    Obviously, we need reform/improvement here.
    Do away with the obsolete penny, do away with the silliness of one tenth of a penny(gasoline for one)..This had a reason for being ,about 100 years ago.
    Even Canada is more advanced than we are.

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    Re: Pennies GTFO!

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    If you're not going to do a real poll, I'm not even going to bother with the thread.
    funny - I'm opposite: I tend ot ignore polls and only respond to the op.
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