What was your first memory of a penny? What ever it may be, it is likely that you have remembered pennies being around since you were born. Well the story of the beloved currency starts in 1792 in the US in the first American mint. At that time the pennies could actually buy things and were useful. Well times have changed and it’s time the penny says it’s goodbye to the world, however the US still clings to the penny to this very day. It’s time for a change, death to pennies.