actually, research shows that the united states spends more money making and managing the circullation of pennies then they are actually worth. Multiple times bills have come to congress trying to get rid of the penny.
I think once the generation that remembered using them often has passed away, there will be a more successful campaign to get rid of it. I mean, honestly, how often to you USE pennies? Barely anyone I know actually collects them or uses them often.
I thought that writing on money was always illegal >>; But it's not my place to say that since I always from time to time write on bills.
The only time I ever use a penny is when like I have to have maybe....26 cents in change when I buy something and that's it. I find it quite wrong how ppl go into stores and buy something with dozens of penny packs, my g-ma makes me do it and it makes me feel broke >>; Lots of the state lines won't even except pennies when u have to pay either, I know for a fact that one for New York doesn't.
I use pennies for donations, along with one dollar bills. If defacing money is illegal, then tons of people must be breaking the law. I've seen ones with pen markings all over, moustaches drawn, curse words, rips.....
Some of the worst money is the type that smells like drugs. It's not good to get that kind of money when there are cops near by >>; But some defaced money have the best advice on them when u least expect to get some too.