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The Guardian view on small change: take care of the pennies | Editorial

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Many people these days don’t give a brass farthing for one and two pence pieces. But even if we use them less in purchases, they are still woven into our speechOur language is heavy with pennies, as our purses and pockets used to be. A penny for your thoughts. The penny drops. Penny dreadful. Pennies from heaven. The proverbial and idiomatic value of the penny has long since outstripped its real one. No 1p coins were produced last year by the Royal Mint
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