The New York Times had an interesting article on much a single penny costs to manufacture. With the rise of the prices of metals, a single worthless penny (to me anyway, because I hardly every use it) costs about 1.4 cents. As for me, I’ve always hated the penny. Not a single vending machine ever accepts it, and if every want to use it at a retailers I never haven enough. I think they should do away with it.
My 2 cents on the penny, that’s actually 2.8 cents