Why Are Pennies Useless

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Growing up we have all heard that sound of useless coins jingling in a pocket. The majority of the time the change in the pocket is pennies, because nobody wants to use them. The pennies will either get stuck in the washing machine, or fall onto the grounds of the Earth, and no one will ever use them. Why? Because they are useless. Three reasons why they are useless is because, it's more convenient to use paper money, now and days there is nothing you can buy with a few pennies, and last they cost more than they are worth. To start off, if you were put in the situation where you bought a few items from the grocery store and your total came out to be $11.16 cents. Would it be easier to hand the cashier a ten dollar bill and a one dollar bill.…show more content…
It states in Source 3: “Abolish the Penny” by William Safire, “They cost more in employee-hours—to wait for buyers to fish them out, then to count, pack up and take them to the bank —than it would cost to toss them out.” However, with every argument there is another side, meaning there is a group of people that believe we should keep the penny. “Pennies play an important part in our culture and our history. Abraham Lincoln has adorned the coin for 95 years. Getting rid of the coin would be getting rid of an item that pays homage to one of the greatest former leader of this country.” Stated in Source 4 “The penny should stay” by Grace Harter. If the penny was so popular like source 4 states, why does it state otherwise in source 3 “Abolish the Penny” by William Safire, “Two-thirds of them immediately drop out of circulation, into piggy banks or—as The Times’s John Tierney noted five years ago—behind chair cushions or at the back of sock drawers next to your old tin-foil ball.Quarters and dimes circulated; pennies disappear because they are literally more trouble than they are worth.” summarizing that all up, the majority of the time people just toss pennies to the side, they are useless and should be abolished. In Conclusion, pennies have been apart of our currency since the very beginning. But if you think about it, how many times have you actually used a penny or two. It is strongly agreed that pennies should be abolished. Reasons being, it's more convenient to use paper money, now and days there is nothing you can buy with a few pennies, and last they cost more than they are worth. Should we go through all this trouble if there not even worth their own
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