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Letters to the editor: Thursday February 10, 2011

Finance Minister Jim Flaherty spoke darkly on the penny’s future this week and the coin’s days appear numbered.

Finance Minister Jim Flaherty spoke darkly on the penny’s future this week and the coin’s days appear numbered. Surely, the first currency most of us ever saved enough to roll deserves a warm send-off, so we asked you for your obituaries and tributes.

@lexiebexson: Due to cutbacks in the economy, the penny is now pennyless. It’s been nickel-and-dimed to death.

@wilcre: Pennies, they corroded their way in. Now oxidized from us, rest my friend, you won’t be forgotten for the next “DOT,” 1858–?

@chelsea_mac1: The penny will be missed by all. Specifically by stores that will no longer be able to use $0.99 as their pricing strategies.

@toothpickgirl: RIP penny — you had great cents.

@stevehalifax: I guess the price of a “thought” jumps to five cents now!

@trevorboller: Canada loses all intelligence due to no more penny for your thoughts.
And here are a few dissenters, for whom the penny will be anything but missed.

@go2plan_b: Personally, I’ll be glad to be rid of the penny.

@dev0kan: Good riddance. Pennies smell bad and cost more to make than the $0.01 that they’re worth.

 
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