Today is a historic day. The Royal Canadian Mint will make Canada's last penny today in a ceremony at 11am at the Winnipeg plant.
The mint will continue to distribute the coin to financial institutes untill the fall, but this will be the last Canadian penny made. Ever. Isn't that a little sad?
To toast the end of the humble penny, I can think of no better drink the the Penny. Head over to Sloshed! for the story of this drink and the full recipe.