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Old 03-31-2017, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Carteret, NJ
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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?
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Old 03-31-2017, 12:50 PM
 
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Of course you can use them in the US. Just mix 'em in with US coins. In theory, of course, Canadian coins are not legal tender in the US, but Canadian 1 cent, 10 cent, and 25 cent pieces are commonly accepted by human cashiers without even looking at 'em. Vending machines may not accept them as they may be slightly different in dimensions.

Now if you try to use a Canadian $1 coin or half-cent you probably won't be successful.
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Old 03-31-2017, 12:56 PM
 
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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?
I'm in Minnesota - Canadian coinage freely circulates here to the extent that when you see a Canadian coin in your change it is completely unremarkable. They don't work in vending machines, and you can't spend them in bulk, but if you hand a cashier exact change for something and it includes a Canadian coin or two, they'll be accepted.

Odds are the cashier won't even notice, but if so no one bats an eye over it anyway.

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One of the more interesting coins I've found in circulation was a 1942 Newfoundland penny. At that time, Newfoundland was still a British dominion and not yet a part of the Canadian federation (until 1949). It had its own coinage.
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Old 04-01-2017, 06:12 AM
 
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Canadian tourists here in Florida are fond of slipping Canadian shrapnel in the mix when paying at a checkout or tipping servers on the rare occasion that they tip.
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Old 04-01-2017, 06:24 AM
 
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How many pennies are we talking about? My general rule for pennies is i toss em as they are worthless and just end up as useless pocket or jar fillers.
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Old 04-01-2017, 10:04 AM
 
Location: (six-cent-dix-sept)
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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?
we used to get canadian coins in new england; they are practically the same as u.s.a. money.
now that most stores accept cards, i rarely deal with change.

would you mind explaining your situation.
do you have a boat-load of canadian pennies somehow. they no longer mint them in canada because they cost too much to make. in the past 5 years, i havent seen more than 100 u.s.a. or canadian pennies cumulatively. what store is refusing to accept them; maybe they dont want to accept 300 unrolled pennies for a cup of coffee because it takes too long to count when you have a line of waiting customers ?

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Old 04-01-2017, 10:08 AM
 
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One of the more interesting coins I've found in circulation was a 1942 Newfoundland penny. At that time, Newfoundland was still a British dominion and not yet a part of the Canadian federation (until 1949). It had its own coinage.
i always thought that canada was still technically part of england; they still have queen elizabeth on their quarters.
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Old 04-01-2017, 10:20 AM
 
Location: West Chester, Pa
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Canada is phasing out the penny, last time we were in Canada 2015 retail would not take them, we had about 100 pennies from trips over the years.

Phasing out the penny
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Old 04-01-2017, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Saint John, IN
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Of course you can use them in the US. Just mix 'em in with US coins. In theory, of course, Canadian coins are not legal tender in the US, but Canadian 1 cent, 10 cent, and 25 cent pieces are commonly accepted by human cashiers without even looking at 'em. Vending machines may not accept them as they may be slightly different in dimensions.

Now if you try to use a Canadian $1 coin or half-cent you probably won't be successful.
WOW! You can not just mix them in with U.S. money! Foreign money is NOT accepted here for payment


You have to find a U.S. Bank that will exchange it for you. Some of the larger banks such as Wells Fargo and Bank of America do exchange foreign currency. All you have to do is call.


Where to Exchange Foreign Currency for U.S Currency | USA Today
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Old 04-01-2017, 04:41 PM
 
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WOW! You can not just mix them in with U.S. money! Foreign money is NOT accepted here for payment


You have to find a U.S. Bank that will exchange it for you. Some of the larger banks such as Wells Fargo and Bank of America do exchange foreign currency. All you have to do is call.


Where to Exchange Foreign Currency for U.S Currency | USA Today
april fools, obviously <@

in the small possibility this is serious, is it really worth it to go to the bank to swap pennies ?
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