Published: March 26, 2012
Photo illustration by Skez via Flickr

The American one-cent piece is a common part of our everyday lives, piled on dressers, stored in jars or collected in piggy banks. Although this smallest part of our monetary system dates back to 1793, there are some who argue in favor of eliminating the penny. Whether the coin represents nostalgia or nuisance for you, these essayists have found the cent to be a source of their belief.

  1. Hunting Pennies
  2. Pennies from Heaven
  3. Taking Care of Pennies
  4. The Power of a Penny
  5. Lucky Pennies