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Penny

The formal or informal name for the smallest unit of many currencies. One penny is usually equal in value to one cent or the equivalent.
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Even pennies jangled expectantly and swaggeringly in your pocket and unlike the piddling modern penny they could buy things.
I was in a package store recently -- somebody at home obviously needed treatment for snakebite -- and left six pennies in the change dish.
Moy's statement ignores the fact that it was the government that took advantage of the American taxpayer by destroying the currency's purchasing power to such an extent that the metal in nickels and pennies is now worth more than the coins' face value.
Consider this: The stack of pennies is heavy and does not move when the can rolls.
The church asked Anglicans and Roman Catholics from across Canada to save pennies, cash them in and send a cheque for the balance.
Apart from the obvious choking hazard, the pennies can trigger stomach ulcers and erode into circular blades of tissue-ripping zinc, a physician reported this week in Chicago at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America.
CiCi's Pizza, the national restaurant that's home of the $5 endless pizza buffet, announced today that starting March 30th, American penny picker uppers who keep their eyes peeled for pavement coins may be greatly rewarded when one million winning pennies are dropped around their 650 restaurants nationwide.
Remove the pennies, rinse them in water, and rub them with a paper towel.
Pennies are now worth so little that people often don't pick them up off the street, despite the lucky-penny adage.
Since many people don't bother to use the coin, roughly $1 billion worth of pennies are out of circulation.
Anyone who finds that carrying pennies is an intolerable burden, however, is free to give them away.
Pretty soon, the pennies were joined by a few nickels and dimes and quarters.