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Photo by: Ryan Remiorz

The household penny jar seen here Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, in Montreal, may soon become a thing of the past. The phasing-out of the penny will begin Feb. 4, 2013 with the Royal Canadian Mint officially ending its distribution of one-cent coins to Canada's financial institutions. Retailers will round consumer cash transactions to the nearest nickel. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz)

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