A few weeks ago, while traveling to Canada, I stopped at a Tim Horton’s drive through to buy some coffee. The total came to $4.61 on the screen and the woman clearly stated, “It will be $4.60 sir, please pull around.”
I was confused. I got to the window and paid her $5.00 in Canadian currency and gave her a US penny so she could give me back 40 cents. She cordially answered, “We don’t take any pennies any more in Canada sir.”
I remembered then that I had read a story about Canada discontinuing the use of the penny in 2013. I then began to wonder what the country was doing with all those pennies in their possession. The answer was right in front of me…
One of my clients, Gene, works for a Buffalo company that buys the metal made from these copper pennies from Canada. I ship paper signs and labels for him so that the shipments can arrive in an organized fashion.
He sent me a testimonial last week, which I am happy and honored to share here:
On Saturday, I delivered both copper and zinc penny labels to your business. They were being shipped to Montreal to a Recycling Company that is working with the Canadian Mint to take the Canadian Penny out of circulation. The Canadian Penny is no longer considered part of Canadian Currency. If you go to Canada and pay in cash they will round off.
If you pay with a credit card, you pay the exact amount.
As the Scrap Copper and Brass Buyer for Aurubis Buffalo, formerly American Brass we are buying these deformed pennies and remelting. Some of the products that you may recognize that these pennies are being used for are bullet shells, Zippo Lighters, air conditioning and heating tubes, electrical connectors and roofing.
Without the excellent service of Fahim & Co, these labels would not have reached destination in an orderly and timely manner.
Mr. Mojawalla. – Words cannot describe your Service.
Thank you much and definite repeat business can be expected.
A Very Satisfied Customer
Thank you for your business and trust.
With effervescence and mirth,