The Royal Canadian Mint officially ends its distribution of one-cent coins to financial institutions.
Google is marking the passing of the Penny with a dedicated doodle on its Canadian home page.
New Zealand, Australia, the Netherlands, Norway, Finland, Sweden and others have also dropped the Penny.
In American the U.S. Treasury Department says the administration is looking at cheaper materials to make the Penny, which is now made of zinc.
Two separate bills calling for the end of the Penny so far have failed.
But for how long. The pressure is on! The Penny is going the way of the Dodo bird, sigh!
This Penny plans to be around for a long time, no worries there, but it is sad to see the fate of the coin that I was named after. And of course all those wonderful sayings – will they soon have no meaning? I guess only time will tell.
A “Penny for your thoughts” on this one,