September 17, 2021
We are entering the age of no cents. There is a possibility that the government may quit minting the penny. It costs nearly two cents to produce and millions are discarded yearly. Many people won’t pick one up if it is lying face down, considered bad luck. 2020 was frustrating to coin collectors as fewer were in circulation to sort.
Banks experienced shortages due to the Covid crisis as well. People were spending less in person, turning to plastic in hopes of avoiding the transfer of the virus. It has not been proved nor disproved that the virus could be spread by coins or, for that matt...