2010 U.S. Cent Design

Discussion in 'Esther's Follies' started by A. BETTIK, May 3, 2010.

  1. A. BETTIK

    A. BETTIK 1,000+ Posts


    This is undoubtedly the worst design I have ever seen for a coin. What, did the U.S. Mint outsource the design to China and hire a toy company with experience making plastic play money for children?
  2. Longhorny630

    Longhorny630 1,000+ Posts

    Why the hell do we even need pennies. We'd be better off without them.
  3. Texanne

    Texanne 5,000+ Posts

    Burnt Orangeman took my answer!
  4. PropositionJoe

    PropositionJoe 2,500+ Posts

    that design is so money

    LITNIN HORN 1,000+ Posts


    They only cost 1.62 cents, each...to make. Nothing costs a penny anymore.

  6. Wild Bill

    Wild Bill 1,000+ Posts

    LITNIN is right and has found the problem IMO. Pennies cost more to make than they are worth. Do we really need them?
  7. HornHuskerDad

    HornHuskerDad 5,000+ Posts

  8. converse

    converse 250+ Posts

    There are words written in Latin on that coin!!! Latin! You know what else is latin? People from Latin America, that's what.

    This is just another way Obama is giving away our country to the illegal immigrants!!!

  9. Doughbroz

    Doughbroz 250+ Posts

    WTF was the idea behind redesigning all our coins in the first place? Waste of time and money, over 50 different quarters that are indistinguishable from foreign coins without close examination. And since the Susan B. Anthony dollar was a failure, let's make another one with a different face so it can be a failure too. Was this just to satisfy collectors? Here's a flash...if you want the dollar coin to succeed, you have to eliminate the dollar bill. And while you're at it, get rid of the penny, dime, and half dollar. Who the hell decides this stuff?
  10. AustinBat

    AustinBat 2,500+ Posts

  11. huisache

    huisache 2,500+ Posts

    Hundred dollar bills should be shaped like a trapezpoid so it would be hard for the drug dealers to stack them up neatly by the millions.

    And why not make them out of epoxy? that would certainly make for some strange legal tender,no?

    I got one of the new pennies last week and thought somebody had snuck in a bus token.
  12. MaduroUTMB

    MaduroUTMB 2,500+ Posts

    Just have the Fed print a few trillion more and we'll be able to use the dollar as the lowest denomination and do away with metal tender altogether. Problem solved.
  13. Seattle Husker

    Seattle Husker 10,000+ Posts

    The logic of keeping the penny as I've read it has to do with rounding issues. Every cost transaction a consumer makes essentially rounds up. If the penny was removed in favor of the nickel then all retail and banking transactions would essentially round up 5 cents. The costs to the consumer (and economy) would be enormous.

    I don't know how that logic holds up but that is essentially what I've read in the past as a retort to the "get rid of the penny" arguments.

    I also remember reading about a subculture of people that have garages full of pennies gambling that we'll eventually kill it and their investment in the copper and/or collectors items will pay off ten-fold.
  14. Basil Your Face

    Basil Your Face 100+ Posts

    That ******* penny is ******* tight. I'd spend the **** out of it. ******* haters.
  15. Dude

    Dude 1,000+ Posts

  16. OldHippie

    OldHippie 2,500+ Posts

    Looks like the Captain America Shield.
  17. Giovanni Jones

    Giovanni Jones 1,000+ Posts

  18. Bevo5

    Bevo5 1,000+ Posts

    Gas prices wouldn't increase 5cents at a time -- your final purchase would just round up to the next 5cent amount.

    Seems like a big pain in the *** to make all of that happen though...so why not just stick with a penny? People hardly use cash anymore anyway....

    And all those 99cent stores would be ******.
  19. ImissWallyPryor

    ImissWallyPryor 1,000+ Posts

    Why would all transactions have to be rounded up? Most transactions involve multiple items, so it would be impossible for retailers to price everything so that the total would always round up.
  20. Texas007

    Texas007 1,000+ Posts

  21. Burnt Orangeman

    Burnt Orangeman 1,000+ Posts

  22. huisache

    huisache 2,500+ Posts

    makes it possible to collect sales taxes,no?

    trivia: the sculptor who designed the Mercury dime that was in use back in the inter war years used as a model a bust he had done a few years before of a tenant in his apartment building in NYC, one Elsie Stevens. She moved out when her husband, Wallace, got a job with Hartford Insurance and moved to Connecticutt.

    Wallace ended up being executive vice president of the Hartford but is better known for being awarded a couple of Pulitzers for his poetry.

    When I was at UT one of my lit profs claimed he was the best American poet after Whitman and many poetry lovers consider him the best of the last century.

    That's the only coin trivia I have for today.
  23. accuratehorn

    accuratehorn 10,000+ Posts

    One thing about A BETTIK-you never have to say, "a penny for your thoughts."
  24. AustinTejasFan

    AustinTejasFan 1,000+ Posts

    "This is just another way Obama is giving away our country to the illegal immigrants!!!

    Please don't encourage the truthers.
  25. Statalyzer

    Statalyzer 10,000+ Posts

    IMissWally - wouldn't every individual price be rounded up?

  26. general35

    general35 5,000+ Posts

    we should use plastic chips like the casinos do.

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