02/04/2013 08:03 EST | Updated 02/05/2013 09:50 EST

Canadian Penny Elimination: What To Do With Leftover Coins

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 decision to eliminate the penny due to production costs and other factors, the Royal Canadian Mint will begin collecting the coins today. Businesses will now start to round cash transactions, eventually eliminating the penny from circulation.

So what can you do with your pennies? We have a few ideas, some practical and some just for fun, in the gallery below. Add your own in the comments.