Let us take a moment to reflect on, and honour the passing of the penny.
The Canadian penny is no more. As of Monday February 4, 2013, the penny is no longer in circulation. Prices will be rounded up or down to the nearest nickel (for as long as we have nickels). Here's hoping we all remember the principles of rounding we learned back in grade 3: when do you round up, and when do you round down?
I will miss the little maple leafed-coin. It feels particularly poignant because I do not like the new $20 bill, and if that is the way all our money is going to go, it really will be 'funny money' as it's been called in other countries. I mourn our money of yore. I miss yore.
I'd pay a pretty penny for yore.