Salute to the Penny

RIP Canadian Penny: 1858-2013

As of February 4, 2013, the Royal Canadian Mint will no longer be distributing one-cent piece. It costs 1.6 cents to make a coin that represents 1 cent. While the RCM is melting them down, there are other fun things you can do with those pretty copper coins. Here’s a few ideas.

Penny Floor

You can tile your bathroom floor.

Copper Wall

Or do a statement wall.

Penny Bracelet

You can turn them into a bracelet, like Christina Vitale on Etsy.

Penny Desk

You can cover your table top with them.

Horse HeadYou can turn them into a piece of art, like the “War Horse” by Rachel Denny.

What are you doing with your pennies? I’m spending mine because, honestly, most of these look like a lot of work!


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