I've had two change making experiences as a customer last week that may signify a trend. First one owed me 2 cents on an transaction and the second one owed me 4 cents back. Both cashiers asked if I wanted my pennies. Wonder if they will bring back that proposal from many years ago that any final cash tally that totals one or two cents past a (modulo 5) nickel amount then forget paying the penny or two. But if the total is one or two cents short of a nickle amount, then round it up to the nickle. Checks and credit card transactions stay to the exact penny amount of course. Pennies would go away as far as being needed, but probably still legal to use (rounded up when needed to stay on the plan of course) until they dry up. If I remember right, this proposal failed because folks were too dumb to understand it and were convinced they would be cheated by this scheme. I suppose to make it work in this computer world, the final printed total would need to reflect the rounding on the cash register sales receipt. Keeps the monthly cash register accounting accurate to the penny (nickle really). Brinks trucks probably get paid a lot to tote tons of pennies around every day.