The penny is on its deathbed, but questions remain about what a penniless Canada will look like.

The Royal Canadian Mint stopped producing the one-cent coin last year, and now the process of rounding up pennies and melting them down will begin.

The Mint estimates six billion pennies will be recovered, although some 35 billion pennies have been produced since the Mint opened in 1908.

B.C. Almanac hosted a live chat on this issue on Friday. Click below for a replay of the chat.