Argumentative Essay: The Usefulness Of The Penny

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The penny was once a useful coin that could buy many things, but today it is worthless. Nothing sells for a penny anymore. Most people do not even keep track of their loose change. Fumbling with pennies is a waste of time. The penny has simply become outdated. There is nothing that could be bought today for a penny. “It takes nearly a dime today to buy what a penny bought back in 1950.” (Source C). There is no such thing as a penny store or penny candy anymore. Today we have dollar stores- plus tax. Most people don’t even bother to hold onto their loose change anymore. Between being lost in couches to being dropped in the street, the penny has its way of disappearing. Although, “the U.S. Mint keeps churning out a billion pennies
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