外围体育投注The $100 bill has been the largest U.S. denomination printed since 1945. That's when they stopped printing all the larger ones.
Today's $100 bill is worth what $7 was worth back then.
外围体育投注The half penny wasn’t eliminated due to its lack of spending power, but because the govt wanted people to stop buying things with the Spanish dollar, which was divided into 8 pieces per dollar, and with the half penny Out of the way it would have been harder to make change between US dollars and Spanish dollars.
But the cool way of putting it is that we had a "ha' penny" in circulation. My parents inherited an old-fashioned Boston accent from their parents and when I was a kid if I asked them something like what time we were eating supper they would answer with what sounded to me like, "Huppast five" but it was really "Ha' past five" that they were saying.
I live in Canada and used to work at a Starbucks on the West Coast that a lot of American Tourists would come into and we’d literally just throw US Pennies in the Garbage. I kind of hope we get rid of the nickel as well soon, as it’s a more even number to round to. No one in Canada misses the Penny, it’s just a waste of time.
外围体育投注We’ve also had a 2¢ coin, a 3¢ Made of silver first, then nickel alloy (and both types were minted and circulated at the same time. The silver one was made from 1851-1873, the nickel one from 1865-1889), we also had silver half-dimes that circulated alongside nickel alloy 5¢ “nickels”, and briefly had 20¢ coins.
外围体育投注In 1872 you could’ve had a 1¢, 2¢, silver 3¢, nickel 3¢, silver 5¢, nickel 5¢, 10¢, 25¢, 50¢, silver $1, gold $1, gold $2.50, gold $3, gold $5, gold $10, and gold $20 coins. The 20¢ pieces misses the line up as it was only made from 1875-1878.
外围体育投注Personally I don't mind if the penny and nickel were both removed and we had more common dollar coins. Makes a lot more sense that way and easy for people to count vs keeping the nickel.
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外围体育投注It's my understanding that one of their favorite arguments is effectively "Nobody would donate to charity anymore" if we got rid of the penny/nickel.
外围体育投注Good gosh darn thats an awesome name. We should triple the amount of pennies we mint this second. Eventually the price of minting a penny will fall below a penny if we mint enough pennies, right?