10 weird laws from around the world
Illegal: Penny overuse
Poor Canadian piggy banks, straining under the weight of all those unusable pennies. Across the provinces, it’s illegal to use more than 25 pennies in a transaction—something to remember next time you’re trying to use up all your Canadian currency at the end of a vacation. Need more proof that the penny is Canada’s most unloved tender? The government announced earlier this year that it would soon begin phasing out the one-cent coin.
I had no idea there was such a rule. I remember being a kid, and going to the local 7-eleven and paying all with pennies for penny candies. Or maybe it’s a new rule, but not enforced.