The first time I received one I complained bitterly to the WalMart droid that she was handing out counterfeit coins and that she better head to the toy section to see how many Monopoly boxes had been broken into. Now granted, these days a penny is worth, well, nothing. Any penny candy stores left? No. Pieces of Bazooka now cost, what, fifty cents? The only reason for having pennies is to give kids a reason to head for the train tracks to flatten them out then take them home where they will sit in a dresser drawer until they move out.
I wonder what other coin designs are being considered…maybe Mighty Mouse flying through the sky, the Black Knight from Holy Grail, Indiana Jones running from the rolling boulder. (If i was real photoshop wiz I’d create prototypes of all these, but alas, I have more pressing things to occupy my time, like flossing the dog’s toes).