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Today, it occurred to me that pennies, or the one cent coin for those who don't live in the United States, are totally worthless. I was in the mall and asked my mom for a few dollars to go to get some food. She handed me a $10 and a few pennies fell out of her purse. We both looked at them and said at once, "It's not worth it." That is right, kneeling down and picking them up was not worth 3 cents. The only reason to pick them up would be to get them out of the way, or so that someone else, probably a janitor, wouldn't have to.

So here is the question: Do you think pennies are worthless? Do you think the U.S. treasury should stop minting them? Any other things of lesser value still worth picking up off the floor?

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