Pennies being discontinued?

United States
January 26, 2007 8:21pm CST
I read somewhere that pennies might be discontinued because they are worth more melted down for the copper in them than their face value. If my memory is accurate the article stated that it takes 154 pennies to equal 1 pound. A pound of copper is now selling for $4.00 If we all hold on to all our pennies we should be able to get about 3 cents apiece. I don't know about anyone else, but, I would be happy to triple my money on ANY INVESTMENT. How do the rest of mylotters feel about this?