Last Sunday, HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver featured a segment on the elimination of the penny. Fans of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show should recognize John Oliver and his brand of erudite, pop cultural comedy if they don’t already watch the new show. What may surprise the numismatically-inclined is how well-informed and spot on the commentary really is. He even manages to refer to the U.S. Mint’s December 12, 2014 biennial report on coin production costs in a way that doesn’t bore you to tears.
Well worth watching. NOTE – Contains language some will find objectionable