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A debate exists within the United States government, and American society at large, over ..... Multiply that last figure by the number of Americans & you find that getting rid of the penny would free up economic resources valued at about $1 billion ...


Citizens for Retiring the Penny, a non-partisan, grassroots organization, calls for the elimination of the penny to save money and time.


Are you in favor of eliminating the penny? Or should the U.S. keep it's smallest coin? Here are four reasons for and four reasons against getting rid of it.


Oct 10, 2016 ... Coining pennies is a money-losing proposition, and people don't really need them anymore.


Apr 20, 2016 ... In a 2015 memo, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew recommended that the U.S. suspend production of the penny because making them is too ...


Dec 30, 2015 ... The penny has outlived its usefulness and should be eliminated, former U.S. Mint director Philip Diehl said. ... Is it time to get rid of the penny?


Feb 22, 2017 ... The U.S. penny costs more to manufacture than it is worth. Should the U.S. get rid of it or not? Get the arguments for and against keeping the ...


Feb 13, 2016 ... Oftentimes, we throw them in a penny jar at the counter, valuing not ... here are some of the considerations in whether to keep or get rid of it.


Nov 26, 2015 ... Is it finally time to get rid of the penny? The question was put to the top currency official in the country this week after comedian John Oliver took ...


Aug 1, 2013 ... It's been in circulation since 1793 and has borne Abraham Lincoln's face since 1909, but some Americans say the U.S. Mint should get rid of ...