Click of the Wrist – Penny for Your Thoughts

With the demise of the Canadian penny, It’s the end of an era. In honour of the lowly cent, this week’s links capture the weird and wonderful of Canadian currency.

Twenty

The new Canadian $20 bill has raised controversy over its unfamiliar image. The memorial featured, however, is the Vimy Memorial in France?which pays tribute to the more than 11,000 Canadians who died in World War I but whose remains were never discovered. This article explains the memorial’s significance to Canadians? heritage.

Pretend Money

Most Canadians are familiar with Canadian Tire money, the retail giant’s long-time shopping incentive. But although man dismiss it as inconsequential, it can add up?especially if you save it for 15 years, as did one Edmonton-area man. Last year his accumulated total, over $1,000, covered the cost of a new lawnmower!

Melting

What’s your penny worth? It may not be rare (for now!), but if you take its metal composition into account the humble penny is often worth double its face value. Check out this chart and compare yours.

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