This morning, Gizmodo HQ ended up in a conversation over the utility of pennies. We all agree that they're pretty useless. For the most part, they just end up in pockets and drawers and jars. It costs more than a penny to produce a penny. And trying to pay for something in pennies will net you a ticket. Ugh.


Our editorial assitant Mario took a year's worth of saved up pennies to a Coinstar machine and know how much he got back? Five bucks. Ugh ugh. Pennies should just go away, right? I mean, what benefit, if any, do they provide to you?

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