Spill of Penny Blanks Reminds People of “Worthless” Coin

A massive spill of one-cent blanks (known as “planchets” to numismatists) on a Delaware highway serves as a reminder that the United States penny is still worth its weight in copper-plated zinc–or, that regardless of quantity, the coin has become more of an inconvenience than a value. You decide.

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William Chiriguayo

William Chiriguayo is a Ph.D. Candidate in History at Harvard University. His work centers on the production of United States currency and its role--along with other projections of American influence--on the expansion of United States territorial and cultural empire.

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