Today the very last penny with its maple leaves was stamped in Canada. Finished. No more little coins that cost 1.6 cents each to make, jingling in your pocket or to pick up and make a wish on... The suggestion was made by "some" for us to donate all the remaining pennies we have to charity. While they will continue to be accepted until there are no more, the industry will be rounding off purchases either up or down a few cents accordingly.
Apparently the nickel, with our national beaver on it is the next one being evaluated.
and you know we haven't had a dollar bill around for some years...replaced by our "loonie"... everyone refers to it as a loonie because it has a loon on it. So we don't say "do you have change for a dollar" we all say "do you have change for a loonie"..
it is actually larger than our quarter (same size as the U.S. quarter) ..well its about the size of the U.S. dollar coin in circulation..
and our $2.00 bill has been gone for years also, replaced by a "toonie"...named so because it rhymns with the loonie.
It is the same size as the toonie. I know I've posted about our loonie and toonie before but while I am posting about the fate of our copper penny, I wanted to go through it all again...*s*...
I wonder whether the U.S. will follow suit with this? Maybe not, at least not for a while. Our loonies and toonies have never had an affect on your dollars and two dollars. Oh well thats how the penny rolls I guess....have a great evening... Judi xoxo