Vedanā (pronounced VAY-dunna) is Pāli for raw physical sensation, which can be objectively observed in meditation to provide insight into the impermanent nature of all things.
Yeah. When I first heard of this idea, I was horrified (before you go thinking I'm crazy, keep in mind I was seven). I think my main premise was that it was silly to have a monetary system in which you couldn't "really have" any arbitrary amount of money.Now I think it makes sense. People are already doing things in terms of fractions of pennies, electronically, so this would just be one more level of fine-grainedness that couldn't be achievable with cash. Big deal.
An article from the New Yorker that's about the same topic and really interesting:http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2008/03/31/080331fa_fact_owen/
That is hilarious, I'm not in the know about it. Amusing none the less.
Perhaps they want the copper.