Sunday, January 23, 2011

Cent Survives Its Purchasing Power

It's penny dreadful how little one buys.

This British expression for a cheap horror book describes the plight of the smallest U.S. coin. A cent — or a penny as it's usually called — will buy a postage stamp, a kiddie ride on a mechanical pony and that's about it.

Gone are the days of penny candy and penny gum machines, though sixpenny and fourpenny nails are still . . .

Full story at: The Pueblo Chieftain

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