Someone foisted off some dumb Sacajawea dollar coins on me and it’s all I had when it came time to hop my bus. I asked the friendly driver if I could use them and he said – “Sure – dollars, half-dollars (haven’t seen one in five years), pennies, we take everything!”
A vending/transit machine that takes pennies – that’s new on me (running home to purge all my old pennies over the next few days bus rides, easier than going to the coin machine).
Have you ever seen a vending situation where pennies were an option, since the days of penny gumballs which seem to have disappeared at least ten years ago? Or for transit?