In a time of economic hardship, political unrest and federal deficit, the United States Mint has the wisdom and vision to unite all Americans in saying “Fuck the Lincoln Memorial”. The Mint has done away with pesky pennies, America’s least valuable coin and the only money in production that the U.S. produces at a loss. Pennies, which most American’s deem unworthy of picking up off the ground, are an undeniable pest and often create transactions costs that outweigh their value. The destruction of the penny would be a tremendous boon to the government and citizen of the United States, were it not being replaced by four types of pennies commemorating the bicentennial of Lincoln’s birth and 100th anniversary of the Lincoln Head penny’s release. The new pennies, which I can only assume are produced at an even greater cost to taxpayers, furthering our national debt pennies at a time, include such incredible and necessary items, as seen after the jump.
Congratulations to the US Mint, The US Government, and all of America for spending a ridiculous amount of money on something worth less than it’s value in metal, and for tremendously wasting all our time. Happy birthday Abe, I bet you’re spinning in your grave.