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Penny Argumentative Performance Task

Do you think the penny should be preserved? The one-cent piece, commonly referred to as the penny has been in a giant argument in the United States about whether if we should keep the penny in circulation, or abolish the penny totally from the U.S currency. The penny should be abolished totally from the U.S Currency for several different reasons. To begin with, have you ever thought about the cost of a penny? If you ask a random person, they would probably say one cent. But on the other hand, according to the article, “The Cost of a Penny” by J. Wendell Shelton it states that the when the U.S Mint mints, or creates, a new penny, it costs 2.4…

Coin Collecting

I have a unique hobby that some people find unusual. I collect coins. Coin collecting isn’t just getting a collection of the state quarters from your grandparents, it is much more. There can be many different ways that collectors get their coins. Coin collectors can find coins that are in circulation, metal detect in places for various coins, or simply buy coins. Circulation coins are coins that show wear from the public use. Coin collecting can be considered a “different” hobby. All my life, until I truly understood collecting coins, I thought it was weird. I saw strange people walking in the park with a metal detector looking for coins, and I often thought, why would anyone waste their time…