Another penny question...

I just posted this in the “Comments on Cecil’s Columns” board, but then I thought that maybe it should be here.

So here it is:
I have a tangential question to the “Do we still need pennies?” question I read today online. That is–

Are then any people–perhaps southern folks in particular–who refuse to use pennies because they have Abe Lincoln on them? In other words, they are still upset about “The War of Northern Aggresion” and protest it by not using a coin with Abe’s face on it.

just curious

I’ve spent quite a bit of time across the South and have never heard of anyone being this obstinate. If I ever do come across someone who won’t use pennies due to Lincoln’s likeness, I’ll be sure to ask him if he’s willing to give up any fives in his wallet :wink: