The Penny Should Abolish The Penny

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“The time has come to abolish the outdated, almost worthless, bothersome, and wasteful penny,” says William Safire. The coin today is not worth what it was before, and very few items can be purchased with the penny. Also, the cost to produce and ship the penny through the country cost more than it is worth. Reason one as to why the penny should be eliminated because in today 's world nothing can be purchased with a penny. According to William Safire, in 1950 a penny would buy what a dime would buy today. Millions of pennies are produced every day and sent out all over the country. Several of these coins are removed from circulation from people placing them into piggy banks or losing them behind couch cushions. The penny is more trouble than
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