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jleopold  ·  2856 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Critics Wonder Whether Pennies Make Sense Anymore : NPR

I don't know how valid this is, and hopefully someone from someplace without pennies can weigh in, but what about how everything is priced at $_.99? There's psychological reasons for this, and I don't see companies changing prices down to $_.95 to use nickels. Maybe they would have too, and as cash becomes less used, it would be less of an issue. But I'd bet most pennies in circulation come from change for cash payments.