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One bad thing about pennies—one sentence

FrazFraz Posts: 1,859 ✭✭✭✭✭

Managing the span of years of the Lincoln cent.

Let ‘em loose.

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    FrazFraz Posts: 1,859 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MWallace said:
    People call them "pennies",,,,,, they are "Cents".

    Worse, IOS corrects to Penny’s.

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    CRHer700CRHer700 Posts: 648 ✭✭✭✭

    They are partly responsible for our $0.99 items, and sales tax, as the penny tax was the first sales tax.

    Cheers, and God Bless, CRHer700 :mrgreen:

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    FrazFraz Posts: 1,859 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MWallace said:
    People call them "pennies",,,,,, they are "Cents".

    Thanks, that calls a title edit.

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    JBKJBK Posts: 14,771 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Zinc rot.

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    FrazFraz Posts: 1,859 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @JBK said:
    Zinc rot.

    We need a verb.

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    alaura22alaura22 Posts: 2,662 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @retirednow said:
    They once were critical if you did not have a replacement fuse.

    Or a pack of cigs with the foil...............

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    FrazFraz Posts: 1,859 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @retirednow said:
    They once were critical if you did not have a replacement fuse.

    Critically responsible for panel box mayhem.

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    emeraldATVemeraldATV Posts: 4,057 ✭✭✭✭✭

    No drinking games.

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    The_Dinosaur_ManThe_Dinosaur_Man Posts: 839 ✭✭✭✭✭

    They don't make your bathroom floor any less tacky.

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    Insider3Insider3 Posts: 260 ✭✭✭

    People leave them on the ground.

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    BLUEJAYWAYBLUEJAYWAY Posts: 8,036 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Illegal to melt them.

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    FrazFraz Posts: 1,859 ✭✭✭✭✭

    When you drop a nice one it rolls away forever.

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    EstilEstil Posts: 6,922 ✭✭✭✭

    @Goldbully said:
    I'm waiting for this cent lady to chime in.


    I didn't know they did cosplay at coin shows!

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    EstilEstil Posts: 6,922 ✭✭✭✭

    @BLUEJAYWAY said:
    Illegal to melt them.

    Only if you get caught.

    WISHLIST
    Dimes: 54S, 53P, 50P, 49S, 45D+S, 44S, 43D, 41S, 40D+S, 39D+S, 38D+S, 37D+S, 36S, 35D+S, all 16-34's
    Quarters: 52S, 47S, 46S, 40S, 39S, 38S, 37D+S, 36D+S, 35D, 34D, 32D+S
    74 Topps: 37,38,46,47,48,138,151,193,210,214,223,241,256,264,268,277,289,316,435,552,570,577,592,602,610,654,655
    1997 Finest silver: 115, 135, 139, 145, 310
    1995 Ultra Gold Medallion Sets: Golden Prospects, HR Kings, On-Base Leaders, Power Plus, RBI Kings, Rising Stars
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    seatedlib3991seatedlib3991 Posts: 514 ✭✭✭✭

    Carbon spots.

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    MWallaceMWallace Posts: 3,857 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 5, 2024 7:40AM

    @Fraz said:

    @MWallace said:
    People call them "pennies",,,,,, they are "Cents".

    Thanks, that calls a title edit.

    It was meant in reference to your title. I swear. It's just always been a pet peeve of mine.

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    TypekatTypekat Posts: 159 ✭✭✭

    It costs more than a cent to make them!

    30+ years coin shop experience (ret.) Coins, bullion, currency, scrap & interesting folks. Loved every minute!

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    BillJonesBillJones Posts: 33,484 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Some day they will be disconnected and end an annual series that has run from 1793 to date, excluding the 1815.

    Retired dealer and avid collector of U.S. type coins, 19th century presidential campaign medalets and selected medals. In recent years I have been working on a set of British coins - at least one coin from each king or queen who issued pieces that are collectible. I am also collecting at least one coin for each Roman emperor from Julius Caesar to ... ?
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    rec78rec78 Posts: 5,690 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 5, 2024 2:25PM

    @dcarr said:
    The first pennies were made of solid gold; then they were made of silver; then large copper with a silver plug; then large copper without silver plug; then small copper; and now they are junk metal with copper coating.

    I see a trend here.

    Imflation

    @MWallace said:
    People call them "pennies",,,,,, they are "Cents".

    True but after so many years "pennies" has become part of the nomenclature., so it is OK to call a cent a penny.

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    lobo54lobo54 Posts: 133 ✭✭✭

    no auto correct here, ¢¢¢¢¢¢¢¢¢¢¢¢¢¢¢¢¢¢¢¢¢¢¢¢¢¢¢¢¢¢¢¢¢¢¢¢¢¢¢¢¢¢¢¢¢¢¢¢¢¢¢¢¢¢¢¢¢¢¢¢

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    knovak1976knovak1976 Posts: 222 ✭✭✭

    My loafers would look naked without them! 😂

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    SaorAlbaSaorAlba Posts: 7,479 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Here is an authentic American penny - not a cent!

    In memory of my kitty Seryozha 14.2.1996 ~ 13.9.2016 and Shadow 3.4.2015 - 16.4.21
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    JimTylerJimTyler Posts: 3,059 ✭✭✭✭✭

    They ain’t dollars.

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    FrazFraz Posts: 1,859 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @JimTyler said:
    They ain’t gold dollars.

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    mr1931Smr1931S Posts: 5,975 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Go to the bank for pennies. Go to the zoo for cents.

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    JWPJWP Posts: 17,688 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 6, 2024 6:54AM


    knock knock. Penny Penny

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    hfjacintohfjacinto Posts: 766 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Some of the early ones are expensive in red BU.

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    FrazFraz Posts: 1,859 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 6, 2024 11:45AM

    Lincoln gets two dates in 2026.

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    JimnightJimnight Posts: 10,820 ✭✭✭✭✭

    They are addicting.

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    GotTheBugGotTheBug Posts: 1,546 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Once sentence? How about one word - Zincolns.

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    No HeadlightsNo Headlights Posts: 2,039 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Canada has done the right thing with 1 cent coins.

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    conrad99conrad99 Posts: 345 ✭✭✭
    edited March 7, 2024 12:33PM

    I do wish I'd bought zinc stocks back in the early 80s.
    That's one lobby with serious pull.

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    conrad99conrad99 Posts: 345 ✭✭✭
    edited March 7, 2024 12:35PM

    I had to edit that post because my Samsung tablet corrected "do wish" to "dogfish." What the heck is a dogfish?

    Edit again. It's a thing. "Squalidae"

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    GotTheBugGotTheBug Posts: 1,546 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @conrad99 said:
    I had to edit that post because my Samsung tablet corrected "do wish" to "dogfish." What the heck is a dogfish?

    Edit again. It's a thing. "Squalidae"

    Much better looking than a Zincoln.

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    GotTheBugGotTheBug Posts: 1,546 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @BillJones said:
    Some day they will be disconnected and end an annual series that has run from 1793 to date, excluding the 1815.

    Maybe not. Perhaps they will live on as do Kennedy half dollars.

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    SmudgeSmudge Posts: 9,255 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The current ones are worthless.

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    dcarrdcarr Posts: 8,007 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I don't need a whole sentence. One word will do:

    Zinc.

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