(KCEN) -- It's a debate that's been raging on for years.
Should we get rid of the penny?
Well one store in Vermont has already taken them out of its cash registers.
Power Play Sports in Morrisville, Vermont has no pennies in its cash register.
Starting this month the sporting goods store is rounding its change to the nearest nickel, in the customer's favor.
It's the manager's way of suggesting the U.S. government follow Canada's lead and stop production of the coin.
That actually costs the mint nearly 2 and a half times more to produce than it's worth.
The commander of the Salvation Army chapter in the Burlington, Vermont area says no pennies could mean less in his kettles at Christmas.
He says the group would then be unable to do a lot of its outreach work, plus he finds children learn how to count with the help of pennies.