As of yesterday, February 4Th, the Canadian Mint stopped making the Canadian one cent coin. I am
indifferent on this. Perhaps I should care more? Maybe I am not the only one who really doesn’t have strong feeling s on this? I don’t know I actually haven’t even talked about it with anyone until now. I guess that’s how really indifferent I am.
I was wondering however, what do I do with all the pennies we have in various jars around the house? We have hundreds of them. I know we can take them to the bank and get the value of all them all back in bills but what I was really wondering was, will they be worth anything years from now? If I hold onto them, can I pass them onto to future generations? And eventually some rotten distant relative of mine will find them in an attic somewhere and run as fast as his or hers gold digging legs can carry them to the nearest coin shop or wherever it is you would go to, to sell these rare, precious coins. They would plunk then down on the desk and the proprietors eyes would light up and say “oh my, where on earth did you get these little treasures? They are worth thousands of dollars!” And that distant relative of mine would say “a crazy old relative stashed these away years and years ago. I don’t even remember her name,” And the shop keep would again say, “well you are lucky they did, you have a jackpot here!". And from beyond the grave I will have been a hero. Even though they would not know my name or give a hoot about me, I would be a hero.
Fellow Canadians, are you sad to see the penny go? And to our neighbors in the US, would you like to see your penny go?