During the change to decimal currency in 1971, no guidance was given on how the new penny (2.4 old pennies
) should be referred to in speech, presumably because it was assumed that we'd continue to say penny, pennies
There were farthings, from the Anglo-Saxon feorthing meaning a fourth part, which were worth a quarter of a penny; halfpennies, better known as ha'pennies
; silver thrupenny (threepence) bits and brass thrupenny bits; sixpences, popularly called tanners; florins, also referred to as a two-shilling bit, and recalling the city of Florence; crowns, valued at five shillings but best remembered as commemorative coins; and half crowns.
The same blank look might greet the question "What is two bob and a tanner in pennies
The zinc industry's lobbyists, called Americans for Common Cents, polled a sample a few years back, and found that two out of three of us want to keep pennies
. And, of course, that's just what we do -- keep them.
Should the United States Mint stop producing pennies
? Go back to the article and find information to support each side.
People like pennies
, and they want the government to keep making them.
monetary base doubled in 2009, the mint actually produced fewer pennies
than usual.And consumers in 2009 enjoyed brief moments of across-the-board deflation.
Since you never really need more than four pennies
in any change-making transaction, I think 4 cents should be the limit.
Inflation has diminished the purchasing power of our money to such an extent that nickels and pennies
are now worth more melted down than their face value.
The Tzedakah Pennies
is a children's picturebook by Joni Klein-Higger celebrating the Jewish cornerstone practice of tzedakah (charity), one of the most important mitzvahs for children to learn.
12-oz coffee can * 1 can opener * 2 plastic, 12-oz coffee can lids * marker * 22 pennies
* clear tape * 2 size-32 rubber bands * 2 pencil stubs, each 8 centimeters (3 inches) long
If given the choice, would you take pounds 1million or a stack of pennies
that doubles every day for a month (a penny on day one, two pennies
on day two, four on day three, eight on day four, etc)?