Watch This — Why the Penny Must Die

The penny is as beloved as old Abe Lincoln himself. But find out why some say the copper coin's demise would be good for the nation's economy.

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The history of the U.S. penny dates back to 1792, making the little copper coin 225 years old. But some people believe it’s time to put the penny out to pasture. After all, it costs the U.S. Mint 1.8 cents to make one penny.

Do the math: Something is wrong with that picture.

Proponents of killing the penny point to other reasons why the coin is bad for the U.S. and its citizens. To learn more, check out CGP Grey’s video that explains the pros and cons of the penny.

OK, it’s pretty much all cons, but you get the picture.

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