Small sense

E pennibus any-unum: out of pennies, anyone?

I don’t like buying a 56-cent item and getting back four pennies with my change. Of course, such a move would probably devalue nickels, but that’s not the point now. The point is, just this morning did I notice that the US Mint redesigned the penny last year. I guess every 50 years or so it deserves…change.

No huge fan of these copper-zinc coins am I, they are certainly, and legally, not without value. Nine rolls of these bad boys and I can still buy a nip of Rogue Old Crustacean, same as if I paid with a five-spot (both bear Lincoln’s visage–coincidence??)

Whether it’s to keep currency flowing, create jobs in the currency-design field, or just have something new to notice on the coins that serve the primary purpose of keeping nickels valuable, three cheers to the mighty, mity penny. Yes, from one, many. And from one hundred, a dollar.




About Brian
Author of beer books "Red, White, & Brew" & "Oregon Breweries." Championing responsible packages for responsible beer lovers. #Nips!

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