OK. I don’t understand. I just read that the U.S. Mint is redesigning the penny. That seems a little lame to me. Yay, celebrate Lincoln. Fine…. But why is this redesign necessary? Shouldn’t we be worried about other things? Am I turning into the ornery old woman on the corner? (Get out of my yard!)
According to a CBS News report, a penny takes 2 cents to make. It costs more to make a penny than it’s actually worth. I didn’t do well in my Econ classes in college, but that seems like a bad thing to me. Dare I say it seems cents-less? (Ouch, bad pun.)
I feel like I need to be educated on why this is a good idea. I’m not convinced.