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The end of the penny.

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10 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 09 February 2013

Canada has stopped distributing its smallest coin – the one cent or the penny. This week Ruth Alexander looks at why some countries get rid of their smallest coins and some just cannot part with them. She asks whether people really fall for so-called psychological prices that end in 99, rather than seeing them for the round numbers they really are. And which country has the coin with the smallest monetary value?

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