A few weeks ago, several of my friends drew this announcement to my attention. A donut shop will no longer give pennies in change.
As I wrote several decades ago, the transaction costs alone are enough to deter continued use of one-cent coins in North America. But with commodity inflation, the gubmnts are losing money in the manufacturing and distribution of the coins, and these losses provide added impetus for legislators to eliminate the penny.
For some of my earlier and more detailed writing on this topic, see this.