Our neighbors up north have dropped the penny from their currency. Not too bad an idea IMO. I HATE pennies. I used to throw them out in parking lots until my wife threatened to divorce me if I continued to throw money away like that.
WINNIPEG - The last Canadian penny ever to be made shuddered down a chute and into a small glass bowl at the Royal Canadian Mint on Friday — marking the end of the line for the one-cent coin.
Things the Canadians have gotten right IMO:
Ditching the Penny (They also got rid of the paper dollar in favor of a $1 coin but the last thing I need is more coins in my pocket so that's a FAIL!)
Not sure about the socialized medicine but I pay $750/month for my insurance and it's great...unless I get sick or injured. Then it doesn't cover shit and I get a bill in the mail for thousands of dollars.