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THE ITHACAN

The Student News Site of Ithaca College

THE ITHACAN

The Student News Site of Ithaca College

THE ITHACAN

Junior Kayla Vieten writes that pennies are inherently worthless and cost more to produce than they’re actually worth. Pennies have a nostalgic value attached to them,  but they should not be kept in circulation, she writes.

Commentary: Ditching the penny is common cents

By Kayla Vieten November 29, 2017
In the modern age, time has significantly increased in value while the penny is losing value. Fast.
Ithacash, which founder Scott Morris said will be printed and released into circulation in June or July, will have an even exchange rate with the U.S. dollar — $1 will be worth i$1.

New local currency offers Ithaca another alternative

By Faith Meckley, Staff Writer April 15, 2015
This summer, the Ithaca community will have a new alternative to the U.S. dollar to use for local transactions: Ithacash.
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