They cost more to produce than they’re actually worth, and when’s the last time you even used one?
With cold, hard cash factoring into fewer transactions than ever before, coins are especially rare these days — pennies most of all. Maybe you’re a collector, though, or maybe you’re just a traditionalist who doesn’t like the idea of a historic piece of currency going the way of the dodo. It’s been ages since you could buy anything with one (or even several), and most of us don’t walk around with them anymore. There is a certain nostalgic sentimentality attached to the humble penny, however, and some folks are resistant to change of any kind — including getting rid of change.