I guess you really have to give it to the US Government this time – since you lost all your $100’s, $50’s, and even $20’s in the great recession/downturn/absolute shitstorm of 2008-2009, they’ve come up with something to make the money you do have left seem new and cool. Let me introduce you to the redesigned penny.
In case you had no idea, the US Treasury department has just completed a long contest to redesign the back of the penny. Yes, this is what they were doing when we were having that whole “financial crisis” thing. While a redesigned penny may not be able to fix banks or un-forclose homes, it certainly makes you cooler about carrying around metal that’s nearly worthless. And after the last 2 years, I guess having any type of coin in your pocket is something to be thankful for.
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