Canadian Penny

Royal Canadian Mint Creating Expensive New Collectors' Coin

CP | Dean Beeby, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.30.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Having dumped the lowly penny, the Royal Canadian Mint is planning to create two high-value coins that won't appear in any change handed out ...

Last Roll Of Pennies Cost Way More Than 50 Cents

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.04.2013 | Canada Business

If you thought a roll of Canadian pennies is worth 50 cents, think again. A Toronto man who bought a ‘special wrap roll’ of the discontinued c...

A Eulogy to the Germ-Fighting Penny

Jason Tetro | Posted 05.04.2013 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg February 4 of this year was a momentous day for numismatists as the Canadian Mint officially stopped distribution of the one-cent coin, the penny. While the reaction from Canadians was mixed, there was a general consensus that the loss was still a sad end to a 105-year era. The moment was also a sombre day for those striving to improve public health.

Canadians Still Expect Retailers To Accept These: Poll

CP | LuAnn LaSalle, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.22.2013 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - Canadians aren't expecting to save all of their pennies and nearly three-quarters want retailers to keep accepting the coin even though it'...

The Week in Review: The Beginning of the End of the Penny (Finally)

Marni Soupcoff | Posted 04.12.2013 | Canada
Marni Soupcoff

On Monday, retailers finally started rounding cash transactions to the nearest nickel in cases where neither party can produce enough pennies -- this to account for the fact that the mint also began, on Monday, its new procedure of melting and recycling all pennies received by banks. That so many Canadians have used the occasion of the penny's long roll home as an opportunity to raise money for worthy causes is heartening. But that it took the government this long to drop a coin that had clearly outlived its usefulness at least thirty years ago is discouraging.

'They're All Scrap Copper Now': Newfoundland Musician Writes Penny Memorial

Huffington Post Music Canada | Jason MacNeil | Posted 02.05.2013 | Canada Music

With the official demise of the penny now beginning, one Newfoundland singer-songwriter has penned a song based on the one-cent coin's death. Accor...

How Your Pennies Can Make Change

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 04.07.2013 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

For one week -- this week, Monday February 4 to Friday February 9 -- those precious discarded coins are worth the world. As part of Free The Children and RBC's We Create Change campaign to provide 100,000 people in the developing world with life-saving access to clean water, the Canadian penny has a renewed lease on life.

WATCH: Pat Martin's Poetic Ode To The Penny

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.04.2013 | Canada Politics

The Canadian penny is no more and one MP's glee could apparently only be expressed through prose. NDP MP Pat Martin stood in the House of Commons M...

Memorial Penny Playlist: Goodbye Songs For Canada's One Cent Coin

Huffington Post Music Canada | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 05.15.2013 | Canada Music

Today marks the sad end for the penny, a minuscule monetary denomination that was perhaps best known as provider of good luck (if you saw one and pick...

What To Do With All Those Pennies

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.05.2013 | Canada Business

As distribution of the Canadian penny ends, you're no doubt wondering what to do with your hoards of spare change. Thanks to the government's deci...

Creative Canucks Preserve Pennies

CP | Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.05.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The Canadian penny took another step Monday on what could be a long road to extinction, with businesses given the ultimate short-term power o...

RIP Penny, 1858 To 2013

CBC | Posted 04.06.2013 | Canada

Penny, Canadian — Passed away peacefully on Feb. 4, 2013, when the Royal Canadian Mint stopped distributing the copper-coloured coin. T...

Heads Up: The Penny Ends Monday

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.04.2013 | Canada Business

Get ready for a new era in Canadian currency. The Royal Canadian Mint will stop issuing the penny on Monday, Feb. 4, marking the official end of th...

Getting Rid Of The Penny Will Cost .. A Pretty Penny

CP | Dean Beeby, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.18.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The demise of Canada's one-cent coin next year will cost taxpayers a pretty penny.Finance Minister Jim Flaherty announced the impending withd...

He'll Pay

CP | Dean Beeby, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.13.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The minister in charge of billions of dollars in government spending now has been given the power to redeem the lowly penny.A cabinet order t...

Don't Let the Penny Die in Vain

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 12.08.2012 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

As a final tribute to this Canadian icon, let's demonstrate the power of the penny and make the wishes of so many around the world come true: let's collect enough pennies to provide clean water for life for 100,000 people. Just $25 in pennies provides a permanent source of clean water for a person in a developing country.

Canadian Mint: We Won't Charge You For Using Images Of Penny

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.13.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - A Nova Scotia folk singer can rest easy now that the Royal Canadian Mint won't be picking his pockets over his upcoming album's depiction of ...

A Stay Of Execution

CP | Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.04.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The penny's days are still numbered, but the controversial Canadian coin is getting a last-minute reprieve before it's finally killed off as ...

What's Really In The 450-Page Federal Budget Bill

CBC | Posted 07.23.2012 | Canada Politics

The Conservatives' spring budget made headlines two months ago with plans to save billions by cutting public sector jobs, speed up major industrial pr...

Final Cent To Roll Off The Line Friday

CP | Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.03.2012 | Canada Business

WINNIPEG - The last Canadian penny ever to be made shuddered down a chute and into a small glass bowl at the Royal Canadian Mint on Friday — marking...

Mint Seeks Input On Digital Pennies

CP | Michael Oliveira, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.11.2012 | Canada Business

TORONTO - The penny's days are numbered but the Royal Canadian Mint is now researching ways to find a second life for the one-cent denomination in the...

U.S. Debates Whether To Follow Canada In Killing The Penny

CP | Lee-Anne Goodman, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.30.2012 | Canada Business

WASHINGTON - News that Canada is doing away with the penny has renewed debate in the United States about whether it's time to rid itself, too, of a pi...

The 10 Things We'll Miss About The Penny

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 02.04.2013 | Canada Living

With the Canadian penny being phased out starting this week (though it ceased being minted as of last fall), and Google paying tribute to its coppery ...