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The Consumerist reports that an unidentified Dunkin’ Donuts store has decided to do its best to stop trafficking in pennies, posting a sign that says:

In speaking to our customer base and to help speed up service, management ... has decided to eliminate the use of pennies.

We’ll be rounding your change to the closest nickel. For example, if your change is $2.03, we’ll give you $2.05. If your change is $2.22, we’ll give you $2.20.

For any customer who would still like their pennies, please just ask the cashier and we would be happy to accommodate you.


The story notes that the anti-penny movement continues to percolate, with those in favor of the elimination of the coin noting that it costs 1.7 cents to make a penny.
KC's View:
Not sure why the location of the Dunkin’ Donuts needed to be kept secret, but since they posted a copy of the sign, I’ll accept on faith that this is an accurate story.

This just seems like a common sense move. Let’s see if the movement spreads.