Yesterday Canada began phasing-out its Penny by saying it costs too much to produce.
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,
63 thoughts on “What’s a Penny Worth? Looks like Nadda!”
Penny = Smiling Angel from Heaven Worth 10000000000000 Endless …
and beyond Human’s greatest imagination 😉
Thank you. I do appreciate you so very very much my friend! 🙂
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Pennies are sentimental to me. My great Aunt and I used to play fun games like pokéno and pee-knuckle with them. Besides, we collect them for our grands,…they’ll be here forever.😉
Thank you Yahobahne, I am very pleased to hear that. I was named after a song called “Pennies from Heaven” so naturally I can’t help but have an emotional connection to these simple little coins. Thank you also for stopping by to visit, I do appreciate it very much. 🙂
I love the irony of A Penny writing about THE Penny LOL
Thanks, I did download you book Richard, great idea! 🙂
Thank you, I appreciate it 🙂 I’d very much like to hear your thoughts on it 🙂
It’s excellent, If I had any advice it would be – more would be better. (that’s not always true as you know) but what I found compelling about your book were the individual stories of different people. Each unique to themselves. I think people “readers” would be fascinated with even more examples. It is a complex enough topic that this would be reasonable anyway. And that’s it, other than that I loved it. Cover, opening and so on all great. I just wish it had been longer! 🙂
Thank you… you’re the first to give me feedback… I truly appreciate it and your words come as a huge relief! I didn’t think people would be interested to be honest…
RE the length… absolutely, it will be… this is just a preview… I’ve got more responses lined up but I’m trying to get as many people as I can to contribute before I publish. I’d like to have a minimum of 25 and I think I have about 17 or 18 right now. The problem is finding the time LOL
Speaking of, if you get some time, I’d love to read your answers to the questions too…
I just want honest, open communication, no matter how long or short the answers may be…
Right now my life is crazy busy Richard, perhaps in a few weeks … I would be happy to! 🙂
That’s fine… I’m not in a huge rush… am busy working on a book project for someone else right now anyway 🙂
Yes, very very very good to know that Richard! 🙂
All I know is that YOU are PRICELESS!
xx 🙂 🙂 xx
Thank you Rosy, special and so very sweet friend of mine. I do feel special, myself, now (and certainly not “devalued” like other pennies I know lol)! 🙂 xo
As to what a ‘Penny’ is worth ~ priceless! 🙂
Ah LuAnn, you sweety adorable you! 🙂
That would fit you nicely as well my dear friend. 😀
As soon as the production stopped – retailers around the country were directed to stop using the pennies and round up or down. They still ask for $1.92 but give 10 cents back. So very odd.
And yes I agree with every one here – when the US stops producing pennies you will be immortalized 😀
Alrighty then,. I’ll be representative of the ‘penny coin’ that has played a little role in little ways for lots of us while we were growing up. I’m good with that! Yes!!!! 🙂
AnElephantCant deny it
When he checks his change he has too many
But when the truth is told
From a heart of gold
We know we have here an indispensable irreplaceable unforgettable totally lovable Penny
You are very kind. I hope to be as much like the simple little “penny coin” that for so many for many years brought pleasure in simple things. With a penny there were no mighty purchases but delightful little things. With a few pennies in hand added to a jar that became full of pennies saved you could imagine all sorts of possibilities. I would hope I can inspire in that same manner with my posts. Inspire, because like the the coin it truly is the simple little things in life that seem to make a difference! Thank you for your lovely compliment, much appreciated dear friend! 🙂
The noble penny is great, especially when you say keep the change and feel all rich as you hear a single clink back in the till. However they can’t phase out my favourite Penny, I find she is to good a writer for that.
Thank you SteJ, much much appreciated by me! 🙂
As long as our Penny stays put 🙂 I think our pennies over here will last a long time. It has been a great number of years since our last coins were taken out of circulation.
The ½ penny ceased to be legal tender over here in 1984, and that same year they ceased making the £1 note. That ceased to be legal tender in 1988. Unfortunately when I had to leave my last place in a hurry, I left my only ½ penny there. I think the £1 note may still be legal tender in Scotland, but it has to be a Scottish one. I do believe AnElephant reads your blog, so he may be able to answer that one for me.
Thank you so much Alastair, I will do my best and I’ll check with anelephantcan’t on the other! 🙂
I may have a 1/2 penny. I am going to check for you.
🙂 Do you remember the size of the 50p, 10p, 5p, 2p and 1p? I found a one shilling a while ago and it was the same size as the old 10p
I HAVE BEEN SEARCHING FOR MY TIN BOX. no caps. Yes I remember 🙂
Was it called a farthing
No, that was even older. That was pre-decimilisation
With apologies to Penny… Alastair, I now recall what triggered my response. The year the UK decimalized I was there and purchased a pristine set of new coins. My father and brother were both coin enthusiasts and it rubbed off on me. Now to find them !!
Sorry Penny for hijacking your post.
The only coin collecting I like doing is high denomination ones 😛
Have at it, I love that my place is a good place to hang out! 🙂
The Penny I know and love is worth more than all the gold in the world!
So is the Roxi I know. Thank you very much Roxi, I do appreciate you – very much! :)xx
If something costs me $1.99 and I hand over two one dollar bills, I want my change back. I worked very hard for that penny. This rounding BS is not to anyone’s benefit but to that of the person with their hand out.
I couldn’t agree more. Hard earned money is indeed hard earned money! Thank you barb, my friend! 🙂 xx
Yeah, heard that on the news too. Didn’t quite understand the rounding up/rounding down guidelines though…
As in most government decisions, there never seems to be simple solutions, or changes that aren’t very complex in the understanding of LOL. Unlike the simple little penny. Thanks for your comment Bupe, much appreciated by me, Penny
It’s about time govs starting phasing out pennies. They are worthless, ridiculous and only collect in the bottom of a purse or in a jar on a dresser, until we end up with 50 pounds of them. Then they are too heavy to get rid off.
So true Trinity. Clutter has become a huge problem in this country, not just pennies. And of course because we’ve become so consumer oriented, prices have gone up and as you so correctly noted making the simple little penny worthless in terms of what it can pay for! Thank you for your insights. It is unfortunate for our country that we are so greedy with wanting “things” as opposed to being content with what is really important – Love and family. Hope all is going well with you, Penny
A single penny …. not so much. But 100 of them is a dollar, and with a dollar I can buy a quart of milk. I still bend over to pick up the stray penny. I do. 🙂
I agree completely with everything you said! Yes! 🙂
The most important Penny is the writer of this blog ….pure Platnium!!!
Ah Len, blushing here. Thank you very much dearest friend of mine! Much love to you, 🙂 xx
It seems so sad that what we could do with a penny so many years ago, one can’t now do with a dollar… sad to see the coins disappearing .. just worries me when we will see the paper money disappear…
Yes, you are correct. It is sad and I agree with your worries for the near future. I guess we hang on, think positive and as best we can, go with the flow. Thank you for your comments and sharing your time to write them. I think time is the most valuable commodity of all right now, so I am appreciative, Penny
Lovely note….you will be here alive and kickin’ for a longggggg time 🙂 God bless *hugs
Thank you so much for your very kind words! I certain have ever intention of doing so! hugs to you also Mridubala, 🙂
🙂 by the way, please read my short story An accident and if you have comment plz post it there 🙂 Hope you will check out
Okay, read the story it was great, of course, and I commented on it for you! Good luck my friend! 🙂
Thanks Penny 🙂 a lot!
Cheers for staying! 🙂 I still have so many coins i need to rid off at home though ugh
They do gather don’t they Andy lol. I have a variety of bowls and things with change also, my friend! 🙂
All I need now is some serious crazy glue and I’ll try to make something out of it since they aren’t worth anything now lol
Oh I love the idea, let me know, or better photo it, I’d love to see your creativity at work! 🙂
Aw! It’s close and dear to my heart too. But if the penny is from copper, you’re from gold! It’s adorable you have a connection to it with your name though, very cute.
Glad you’ll be sticking around 🙂
I am so glad that this Penny will be around here for a long time! You are pure gold!!!