The Solution Essay: The Ever Changing Penny

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I emptied my pockets. Sure enough, they were full of useless junk. Upon closer inspection, in the depths of my front pocket, I found a single copper coin. Just enough to purchase one small piece of candy. My craving could finally be satisfied. The penny is perhaps one of the most historical, and mass produced items in our country. To remove these precious objects from our economy would be illogical and unbeneficial. Although many people support the idea of abolishing the penny, it should truly be kept in our economic system due to it’s power in numbers, interesting history, and America’s negative future if it is no longer minted. Together, pennies can be very powerful in certain situations. “Washington Middle School hosted it’s annual…show more content…
“The history if a penny reveals more than just a coin- it exposes a piece of American culture. The one-cent piece has influenced our language, giving us a number of idioms, such as ‘a penny for your thoughts’ (a way to ask what someone is thinking) and ‘not one red cent’ (meaning no money at all)” (The Ever Changing Penny). The penny has had a huge impact on our language. Not only has it given us numerous idioms, it has also become a beloved object to most of our nation. It symbolizes the history of our complex, yet successful economic system. Many people have become subconsciously attached to the…show more content…
“In Canada, those who can bear to part with their pennies are being encouraged to bring them to banks for eventual melting” (Penny Wise or 2.4 Cents Foolish?). Canada is one of the first countries to stop minting their one cent piece. This is because of the recurring complaints concerning the high price of producing the coin, and the time wasted counting it. Although these are valid complaints, both America and Canada have been using the coin for a long time and it has caused little to no conflict up until recently. Keeping pennies in circulation is the best thing to do despite complaints from selfish
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