[ExI] Why is this still a thing?

ddraig ddraig at gmail.com
Tue Mar 7 23:24:17 UTC 2017

On 8 March 2017 at 10:02, John Clark <johnkclark at gmail.com> wrote:

> Another beef, why are pennies still a thing? If cost the US mint 1.5 cents
> to make a penny, millions of man hours each year are wasted because people
> must use them to make change, and if you place a penny on a busy sidewalk
> and look a day later it will probably still be there because nobody will
> think it's worth picking up.

Yeah Australia got rid of 1 and 2 cent coins a few years ago, stores round
up or down, electronic transactions still use exact amounts, but when using
cash it is all rounded.   There was a bit of a freakout but everyone got
used to it pretty quickly

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