The U.S. killed the half-penny when it was worth what a dime is today

By Alissa Walker on Factually, shared by Meg Neal to Gizmodo

The U.S. killed the half-penny when it was worth what a dime is today

It seems like every week there’s a new argument to remove the penny from circulation. But did you know that the U.S. once had a half-cent? When the U.S. stopped making them in 1857, they had the buying power of over a dime by today’s standards. Which makes the most excellent case to scrap the penny, right now. And nickels too, while we’re at it.

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Source:: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/ayP4KoiBPdI/+megneal

      

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