Pennies, Nickels To Change?

American VoicesOpinion ISSUE 48•08 Feb 20, 2012

Between costly raw materials and manufacturing expenses, pennies and nickels cost more than twice their face value. The Obama administration has asked Congress for permission to change the metal composition for those coins. What do you think?

  • “You have to wonder what Obama is thinking invoking the ire of numismatist alloy originalists in an election year.”

    Domenic Archer –
    Systems Analyst

  • “Why not take this as an excuse to just scrap them both and replace them with one convenient six-cent coin?”

    Becky Rockford –
    Purchase Agent

  • “Dammit. So you’re telling me that when I hauled all those pennies down to the electric company to pay my bill, they got the better end of the deal?”

    Sasha Brady –
    Radon Remediation Consultant

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