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Penny pinchers

Once a proud token worth saving and earning, the cent is now often tossed aside - and, increasingly kidnapped by cashiers

By Ric Kahn
Globe Staff / October 9, 2005

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Pity the poor penny. Once, it had swagger. With a pedigree dating back to 1787, it was feted as the first currency authorized by the United States. As a money symbol, it was deemed as rock-solid as the presidential jaw of Abraham Lincoln, which first appeared on it in 1909. Boston's own Paul Revere, resident silversmith, supplied some of the ... (Full article: 1179 words)

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