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 http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-to-scrap-the-penny-this-year/article2386120/ Death To Pennies Why Pennies are economically inefficient and should be abolished. The author is working on a follow-up to this video. Help him out here: http://blog.cgpgrey.com/work-in-progress/

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Quarter

a friend of mine sent us pictures of his son’s x-ray… that’s a quarter in his throat… crazy. I’ve heard of jelly beans up the nose, pennies and nickels but wow – a quarter. you know, there’s a joke/commentary in here about high inflation and the economy… with swallowing a quarter instead of a penny, […]

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Healthcare Pennies

Whatever your thoughts are about the new reformation process in health care that is currently getting a ton of hype and coverage and hot air… here’s a pretty simple breakdown of the expected cost and sourcing – using your ordinary penny. It helps when you put it all to scale…  Warning: Penny Mutilation!

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Penny prices pinched by rising cost of metal

Further evidence that times are tough: It now costs more than a penny to make a penny. And the cost of a nickel is more than 7½ cents. That doesn’t make much fiscal “cents”!!! Prices for copper, zinc and nickel have some in Congress proposing steel-made pennies and nickels. Surging prices for copper, zinc and […]

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100th Anniversary of the Lincoln Cent

The year 2009 marks the 200th anniversary of the the birth of Abraham Lincoln. As was the the case with the 100th anniversary and the 150th anniversary, this milestone will not go unnoticed in the numismatic community. In fact, legislators have mandated an impressive and extensive new series Lincoln cents. In 2009 the event will […]

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When’s a penny worth more then a penny?

You can easily pick up a penny in your loose pocket change and end up with something worth $15-$20. During early 2000, the mint produced a batch of pennies that ended up causing quite a stir in the collecting community. Both trade papers ran front page stories concerning this new variety of 2000-P Cent. This […]

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