Special pennies will soon be issued featuring different scenes from the life of Abraham Lincoln. The occasion has sparked new calls for the coin to be eliminated. The things are worth hardly anything, goes the reasoning, and weigh down your pockets. Better to just round up or down to the nearest nickel, as is done in other countries. I utterly oppose eliminating the penny. It gives our transactions the virtue of precision. What do you think?
A penny for your thoughts
About Gene Veith
Professor of Literature at Patrick Henry College, the Director of the Cranach Institute at Concordia Theological Seminary, a columnist for World Magazine and TableTalk, and the author of 18 books on different facets of Christianity & Culture.