The Penny Debate
Making "Cents" Out of it!
A Few Facts!
- First coin authorized in the U.S. in 1787.
- Designed by Founding Father Benjamin Franklin.
- In 2013 it cost 1.8 cents to make and distribute the penny; with 7 billion pennies made, the government lost 56 million dollars making pennies that year.
- By rounding cash transactions, elimination of the penny would cost Americans money.
- Pennies are made from zinc and copper creating waste which harms the environment.