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    Pennies are useless clutter, so why are they still around?

    We’ve all been there. You buy something at the store, pay cash, and then stand there counting pennies to lessen the load on your wallet and foist them onto the store, all while the clerk watches impatiently and the people in line behind you fume.

    What good are pennies? No one wants to carry them around and they pile up in your home. You fill containers because you can’t use them to buy anything in a vending machine or pay a toll, so there is nearly no benefit to carrying them around. Perhaps you pay electronically with a debit or credit card, so pennies don’t plague you, but try paying in cash, and you can’t escape them...


    Why Do We Keep the Penny Around?

    #2
    Kinda how I feel about cash is general. Hate carrying around cash.

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      #3
      I love pennies-roll them to make dollars

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        #4
        I love pennies and I love people who throw them away for me to collect. I have funded my daughter's savings account for the past three years with them.

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          #5
          Originally posted by jeffrey View Post
          [i]No one wants to carry them around and they pile up in your home. You fill containers because you canít use them to buy anything in a vending machine or pay a toll, so there is nearly no benefit to carrying them around.
          I would say the exact same thing about all coins. I don't feel any differently about pennies than I do about nickels, dimes or quarters. When I do pay for something in cash, which is not that often, the change goes into a bank on my dresser. When that is full, it goes to the bank to be converted to bills. I never intentionally carry coins and I never use them. I pay for almost everything with a credit card partly to avoid dealing with cash and especially with change.
          Steve

          * Despite the high cost of living, it remains very popular.
          * Why should I pay for my daughter's education when she already knows everything?
          * There are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going.

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            #6
            no dollar without a penny. You can't make a dollar if you only got 3 quarters.

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              #7
              I personally like pennies---I like being able to pay with exact change sometimes instead of using my debit card. They still serve a function, just it is getting harder to pay for something with them with prices going up

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                #8
                They are great, as is money in general, for teaching kids math.
                "There is some ontological doubt as to whether it may even be possible in principle to nail down these things in the universe we're given to study." --text msg from my kid

                "It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men." --Frederick Douglass

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                  #9
                  I read somewhere that it cost more than than a penny to make a penny. Anyone know just how much it cost to make one cent???

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by DRILLINDK View Post
                    I read somewhere that it cost more than than a penny to make a penny. Anyone know just how much it cost to make one cent???
                    Currently 1.2 cents.

                    snopes.com: Penny Manufacture Cost
                    Brian

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