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#10 - xxxsonic fanxxx (04/08/2013) [-]
I think that's illegal..
User avatar #145 to #10 - huskycreeper (04/08/2013) [-]
It's only illegal if its put back into circulation.
User avatar #39 to #10 - popkornking (04/08/2013) [-]
Illegal like driving 1 km/h over the speed limit is illegal...
#16 to #10 - mcmallet (04/08/2013) [-]
not anymore
User avatar #33 to #16 - bambambaby (04/08/2013) [-]
Why was it illegal?
#38 to #33 - vlf (04/08/2013) [-]
The US penny (and the US nickel as well) have had higher melt values than face values recently, so the government had to ban melting of pennies and nickels to keep the supply sufficient (it costs more than face value to make each one now).

The ban is more to keep them from being melted and sold for profit than to eliminate defacement.

It is still in effect.

#61 to #38 - xxxsonic fanxxx (04/08/2013) [-]
So you guys already got rid of the penny?
#216 to #61 - vlf (04/20/2013) [-]
No, the US did not get rid of it.
User avatar #12 to #10 - thejerseyjenn (04/08/2013) [-]
but it's the kind of illegal that no one gives a damn about
User avatar #215 to #12 - thejerseyjenn (04/09/2013) [-]
holy **** , i'm gone for one day and i made it to the top 2 comments
#190 to #12 - xxxsonic fanxxx (04/08/2013) [-]
illegal if one "fraudulently alters, defaces, mutilates, impairs, diminishes, falsifies, scales or lightens" any U.S. coin. However, being a criminal statute, a fraudulent intent is required for violation. Thus, the mere act of compressing coins into souvenirs is not illegal. So actually drilling the hole is not illegal. This came from a letter of the treasury.
#169 to #12 - xxxsonic fanxxx (04/08/2013) [-]
Like feeding ducks in my city. Or feeding squirrels. It is illegal but no one has ever been ticketed or arrested for doing it.
User avatar #29 to #12 - Thenewguygunther (04/08/2013) [-]
like murder
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