^ I'll never think of 26 degrees as a warm day.
Last year a bank in Winnipeg had rolls of the 2012 coins in stock so I bought a couple to squirrel away. Don't know if they'll be worth any extra as I'm sure a lot of people are hoarding them. It was only a Loony. If they do become valuable I'll have a 100 uncirculated to sell.
I am saving all of the Canadian pennies that I can find....
Living so close to Canada, we often find them mixed into our change from stores.
The Three Musketeers... Bashful, Chrisglass, and Ronboy!
You Yanks are just being stubborn!!!!
... Passionately Australian
I say good for Canada on doing away with pennies!
The US should do the same since it costs more than 1c to make 'em (people here are too stubborn so I don't see it happening for some time yet)
I've heard it also costs more than 5c to make a nickel
The US did have a 2c coin back a long time ago..only place I've ever seen one was at a coin show/sale
But if we do away with the penny, old Abe will only have the fiver to hang out on!
It's really handy. In NZ they got rid of 1,2 & 5 cent pieces, then downsized the remaining 10, 20 & 50 cent pieces so they're no bigger than a US quarter at the most. One and two dollar coins are handy for pocket change spending and vending machines.
As for metric conversions, the rest of the world only converts measures to imperial for the benefit of US citizens or for archaic items. No confusion over many fluid ounces in a quart or pounds in stone, etc.
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Just like the gun threads, a bunch of foreigners trying to tell America how to do things. Do I come to your country and tell you how ridiculous it is?
Yes, America does do things differently. That's why I like it. Telling us we should be more like the other countries is like after you tell your mom you're gay and she keeps trying to set you up with girls.
...and, BTW, American cars have been metric for about 30 years now. You don't find them in other countries very often because other countries can't afford to fill them with gas.