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The tiniest, tiniest risk I may throw my back out to pick up a penny is good enough reason not to pick. You could have the luckiest day ever and find 100 pennies. What do you have? One measily dollar.

By the way, pennies need to be taken out of circulation. The weight they contribute to your pocket change is not worth their functionality. After all these years of inflation they are worth virtually nothing. Just go with the nickel. What is worth a penny these days? Even a small gum ball will cost you 25 cents these days. Even if you bought something worth a penny, the most you'd be off is 4 cents if you use a nickel. But if you argue that in repeated transactions those 4 cents would add up, then buy in bulk. Those pesky pennies add up to major copper weight in your pockets.

Say no to pennies.
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