Why do we even use cents at all? Why not just have everything an even dollar amount. Everything would be simpler. They are complaining about expensive it is getting to make all the coins, so just stop!

What will we do with the tons of coins already out there? IDGAF, melt that shit down and make other stuff out of it.

See! It will also create jobs. Seems like common 'cents' to me.

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Fri, 08/17/2012 - 10:29pm

We can use it to pay back our debt to other countries.

Fri, 08/17/2012 - 11:12pm

i have tried so many times to explain this to ppl but no one listens they think im insane good to know fellow stoners think its a good highdea

Sat, 08/18/2012 - 8:40am

it costs 2.41 cents to manufacture a single penny, and 4.9 billion pennies were produced last year, meaning over 100 million dollars is spent just last year to make pennies. and with the rising cost the metals it takes to make a penny (zinc & copper), the cost is only going to rise.

Sat, 08/18/2012 - 2:42pm

what about gas prices and other products where a specific amount is necessary?

Sun, 08/19/2012 - 1:54am
COLE_1_7 Says:

i saw we go back to gold that actually has value and stop depending on paper money which in reality has no more value than the stuff i wipe my ass with.

Sun, 08/19/2012 - 8:12pm
yoinkie Says:

Gold has no real value, just the value we associate with it because we think it is rare and looks pretty.

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 1:14am
COLE_1_7 Says:

true. but then what does have value? nothing i guess besides food and bud and clean water haha

Mon, 08/20/2012 - 4:45am
Jimmee Says:

Gold prices are changing all the time, look at stock in gold. Currency is assigned a value based on an international system. I think it's kind of cool that we don't have to have something physical to back up what our money is worth.

Mon, 08/20/2012 - 11:50am

no other country in the world is on the gold standard. why would we be? there are no benefits. plus, the rising value of the dollar would prevent us from being as competitive in a global market. china actually holds up our dollar by buying up our debt; they do this so their products can be sold cheaper than ours. i'm sure you're a ron paul fan/ libertarian, because he pushes this for some reason. i like ron paul but...he's not as intelligent as you think. he wants to legalize though, so good for him.

Mon, 08/20/2012 - 10:48pm
Jimmee Says:

I said almost exactly what Atheist said but shorter and I got no upvotes... Awesome.

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 12:17pm
Sun, 08/19/2012 - 2:11pm
prophetti Says:

hey I've been saying for years the penny is dead... I mean change these days is damn near useless, but PENNIES!? WHAT CAN YOU BUY WITH PENNIES WITHOUT LOOKING LIKE A JACKASS?

Sun, 08/19/2012 - 5:39pm
Sun, 08/19/2012 - 3:31pm

Then how the fuck am I going to get gum balls out of the machine? I'm not paying a fucking dollar for a gum ball!!

Sun, 08/19/2012 - 7:34pm
Sun, 08/19/2012 - 5:05pm

Tons of businesses buy and sell things for less than $1. They would have to make bills to replace the coins.

Sun, 08/19/2012 - 6:40pm
Hagrid Says:

AN ANSWER TO THE QUESTION AS TO WHY DO WE USE CENTS: tax. The government can't charge a 100% tax on something only costing $1. People would go berserk! "But hagrid, not EVERYTHING would be taxed 100%!!!" Ok, then how could a tax system possibly be created to determine the right amount of tax for every little thing people buy, and keep it in dollar increments?

Great highdea, I wish it could be true! But unfortunately it's just not realistic

Sun, 08/19/2012 - 7:03pm
Sun, 08/19/2012 - 7:48pm

i'm glad you brought this up so i didn't have to

Sun, 08/19/2012 - 9:04pm

That and it's the companies and businesses tht determine the price, and since people are more inclined to buy something thts 19.99 than 20.00 thts wat they make it

Sun, 08/19/2012 - 7:16pm
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Sun, 08/19/2012 - 8:08pm
Sub-lemon Says:

thats sort of how it is in europe. something costs one euro, you give the guy a one euro coin and you're good. they also have 2 euro coins which are surprisingly convenient. the way america does money is almost as ridiculous as its marijuana laws.

Sun, 08/19/2012 - 9:38pm
nurplette Says:

Here, pennies are being phased out. Makes sense. We're also getting cool plastic-y money that's impossible to rip. apparently the $100 bills smell like maple syrup, but I wouldn't know because I'm not ballin enough to have hundos.

Mon, 08/20/2012 - 8:23am

I work in a retail location for my company and we get the $50 and $100 coming through all the time. They do not smell like maple syrup, some customers insist they do but I think they must be sniffing something else first....
And they are incredibly difficult to start a rip, but once there's a little tear they rip apart so easily! One of my girls had a bill fall apart in her hands. Also once they are creased they never go back to the same flatness ever again.

Mon, 08/20/2012 - 11:54am
nurplette Says:

wow you just proved me wrong all over the place
also, "one of your girls"
are you a pimp?

Mon, 08/20/2012 - 2:46pm

I prefer the term Madame!

Lol, no I actually have trained 3/4 of the staff on our team, and the team is almost all women.

Sun, 08/19/2012 - 8:55pm
LitUpp Says:

Then you could pay people to turn them in, like they do with cans. I feel like it would give unemployed people a way to make a little money.

Sun, 08/19/2012 - 9:02pm
LemonSkunk Says:

Im pretty sure the Canadians just quit manufacturing pennies.

Sun, 08/19/2012 - 9:20pm

As odd as it sounds, we need to be more like Africa. Their currency is quickly becoming a virtual currency. Basically evolving from the trading of cell phone minutes.

Sun, 08/19/2012 - 9:21pm

We could make half dollar bills and quarter dollars..

Mon, 08/20/2012 - 4:26am

it's done because in advertising $__.99 mentally seems a lot cheaper than just a 'rounded to' dollar. also, in the end with taxes, it ends up being over the dollar anyway. it's silly, but whatevs.

Mon, 08/20/2012 - 9:02am

By the time coins are eliminated we will probably use our phones to buy gumballs.

This was supposed to be a reply to carlallanjr's comment.

Mon, 08/20/2012 - 5:20pm
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Thu, 09/06/2012 - 12:19pm

hAMBERglar, come back. Highdeas misses you.