Lost Penny Day
About Lost Penny Day
When is Lost Penny Day? This holiday is always celebrated on February 12
Today is National Lost Penny Day! On this February 12 holiday, you can make a few pennies, by seeking out lost pennies, of which there are probably quite a few in the nooks and crannies of your home. An individual penny may not have a lot of monetary value these days. However, finding a penny is a sign of good luck. Go on a hunt for lost pennies today, and pile up some good fortune.
Heads or Tails? For the superstitious among us, finding a penny on the ground “heads up” will bring you good luck. However, if it’s “tails up”, picking it up brings bad luck.
The first U.S. penny was designed by Benjamin Franklin and minted in 1787. Since then, billions of pennies have been minted and put into circulation. In 1909, the penny became the first coin to bear a president’s image. It was first released on February 12, 1909, to commemorate Abraham Lincoln’s 100th birthday.
Have a happy and prosperous National Lost Penny Day!!
How to Celebrate Lost Penny Day
Things to do on National Lost Penny Day:
- Seek out lost pennies. Make a game of it. Be sure to include the kids in this scavenger hunt.
- Become a coin collector. Start collecting them.
- Flip a coin (a penny) to help you make decisions today.
- Donate your pennies to a good cause.
- Roll up and cash in your horde of pennies.
- Start a penny collection.
- Throw pennies in a fountain and make a wish.
- Give someone a penny for their thoughts.
- Take a few pennies and buy some penny candy.
“A penny saved is a penny earned.” – – Benjamin Franklin
History and Origin of Lost Penny Day
Eventologist Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith created Lost Penny Day in 1995. According to Koopersmith: “Petty change can make an astounding difference.”
When Koopersmith created this holiday, she did not call it National Lost Penny Day. Somewhere around 2015-2018, some internet websites began to add the word “National” to the title. We did not find a congressional or presidential proclamation to make it a true “National” day. Considering the subject matter, it should be a national day.
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