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11 Feb 2019

My Two Cents... or two nickels... or two dimes...

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Every year there seems to be more and more talk about getting rid of the US One Cent coin. The arguments are plentiful: "Nothing costs a penny anymore"... "Nobody uses them"... "They cost more than their face value to make"... "They are a waste of money, time, and effort"... etc. Now that talk has expanded to include nickels. Some people are even railing against using physical money altogether. "Nobody carries cash anymore"... "It's to easy to counterfeit with modern technology"... "Everything is going digital"... etc. In the numismatic hobby we are already writing and reading articles preparing for the day when physical money is no longer used.

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