I used to torture the poor guy that ran Zin’s in South Minneapolis as a kid by emptying my grimy pennies on his counter and methodically buying penny candy. Those days are over for kids now for more reasons than one. Now, people are calling for the death of the penny. Too bad. I got my first lessons in economics using pennies.
C.G.P. Grey makes the case for “why Pennies are economically inefficient and should be abolished.” He does make some good points.