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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 ...


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


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.


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


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 ...


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 ...


Apr 2, 2017 ... Two senators announce plan to eliminate penny, replace dollar bill with a coin ... Another effort is underway to eliminate the penny and replace the dollar .... Sign up for Breaking News by AOL to get the latest breaking news ...


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 ...


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?