Canada says goodbye to the penny

Beginning February 4, 2013, production of the penny officially came to an end in Canada. And if the latest report is true, the Royal Canadian Mint may be targeting the nickel next.

The penny is officially being phased out of circulation starting today.
The penny is officially being phased out of circulation starting today.
The penny is officially being phased out of circulation starting today.
The Canadian penny was at its peak in 2006, with almost 1.3 billion minted that year. On Feb. 4, the Royal Canadian Mint ceases distributing the Canadian penny, which dates back to 1858.
The Canadian penny was at its peak in 2006, with almost 1.3 billion minted that year. On Feb. 4, the Royal Canadian Mint ceases distributing the Canadian penny, which dates back to 1858.
The Canadian penny was at its peak in 2006, with almost 1.3 billion minted that year. On Feb. 4, the Royal Canadian Mint ceases distributing the Canadian penny, which dates back to 1858.
Last year Finance Minister Jim Flaherty asked people to donate their pennies to charity.
Last year Finance Minister Jim Flaherty asked people to donate their pennies to charity.
Last year Finance Minister Jim Flaherty asked people to donate their pennies to charity.
Winnipeg NDP MP Pat Martin bids a not-so-fond farewell to the Canadian penny, during members statements before question period in the House of Commons on Monday.
NDP MP Pat Martin salutes end of penny
Winnipeg NDP MP Pat Martin bids a not-so-fond farewell to the Canadian penny, during members statements before question period in the House of Commons on Monday.
The Canadian penny was at its peak in 2006, with almost 1.3 billion minted that year. On Feb. 4, the Royal Canadian Mint ceases distributing the Canadian penny, which dates back to 1858.
The Canadian penny was at its peak in 2006, with almost 1.3 billion minted that year. On Feb. 4, the Royal Canadian Mint ceases distributing the Canadian penny, which dates back to 1858.
The Canadian penny was at its peak in 2006, with almost 1.3 billion minted that year. On Feb. 4, the Royal Canadian Mint ceases distributing the Canadian penny, which dates back to 1858.
Ronna Goldberg counts donated pennies donated to Winnipeg Harvest.
Ronna Goldberg counts donated pennies donated to Winnipeg Harvest.
Ronna Goldberg counts donated pennies donated to Winnipeg Harvest.

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