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Old 06-26-2018, 12:58 PM
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Originally Posted by stanley-88888888 View Post
i always thought that canada was still technically part of england; they still have queen elizabeth on their quarters.
It is and it's not. Canada has its own government (Parliament) and head of government (Trudeau) but not its own head of state (the Queen). Nor it is just part of the Commonwealth, which is really just an alliance that includes completely independent countries like India and South Africa. The Canadian link is closer than that.

By the way, England is just a part of the U.K., which is the entity to which Canada is partially subject.

Such are the joys of empire.
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Old 06-26-2018, 01:00 PM
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I toss them in a jar and cash them in with my regular pennies. The coin counter at the bank can't tell the difference.

I dunno why people throw coins away. It adds up. I cash in my coin jar every 6 months and get $100 or so. If you want to toss them away just send them this way then.
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Old 06-26-2018, 01:23 PM
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Originally Posted by amazinglyme22 View Post
Its not like the pennies can be used here in the USA. What can I actually do with the pennies?

Also, is there a currency exchange somewhere that I can go to and get the USA penny for Canadian penny? Am I able to do that?

If you really can't spend Canadian pennies -that has never been an issue for me - they are great for tossing on the street.

As a kid in New York, Canadian coins were not common, but appeared occasionally and were readily accepted in trivial quantity. And there was a Whitman coin folder for those who collected them by date.

Just as the US adapted to wartime constraints by temporarily adopting alternative coinage metals - 1943 cents were made of steel and for more than three years, the five-cent coin was made without the metal nickel (it used a 35% silver alloy) - Canada adopted some unusual coinage compositions during the war. Got Tombac?
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Old 06-26-2018, 01:45 PM
Location: Honolulu
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Where can you still get Canadian pennies in Canada? Everywhere you shop like supermarket, they round it up to nickel or dime.
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Old 06-26-2018, 01:47 PM
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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Originally Posted by stockwiz View Post
I throw regular pennies on the ground.. they should have stopped minting them 10-20 years ago.. so naturally I'd throw their canadian counterparts on the ground.
Toss them into recycling. They are toxic waste.
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