NATIONAL LUCKY PENNY DAY
National Lucky Penny Day is observed each year on May 23rd.
See a penny, pick it up… All day long you’ll have good luck.
When you are out and about, look on the ground for pennies. It just might be your lucky day!
Years ago a penny was able to buy something. (Check out National Taffy Day – to see what we used to get for a penny.) Today, due to inflation, the penny does not buy much of anything. The metal value and cost of minting pennies exceed their face value. Many nations have stopped minting equivalent value coins and efforts are being made to end the routine use of pennies in several countries including the United States.
1793 – The first pennies in the United States were made of copper.
HOW TO OBSERVE
See how many pennies you can find! Use #LuckyPennyDay to post on social media.
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