Canada's going to quit minting pennies. Once the current supply runs out, people will just have to round up or down. It costs 1.6 cents to make one penny and they figure it's not worth it.
What a sensible country....
(Here's the link, but it's paywall so don't click if you don't want it to count against you:)
http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2012/03 ... ml?_r=1&hp