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Lucky Penny Day

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About Lucky Penny Day

When is Lucky Penny Day? This holiday is always celebrated on May 23

It’s Lucky Penny Day. Perhaps this May 23 holiday will be lucky for you. Look for pennies lying on the ground. They are lucky. Everyone finds a lucky penny or two. If you find enough of them, they can add up to a cup of coffee, or a candy bar.

Taken at face value, a penny doesn’t buy you much, if anything. It used to. During your parents and grandparents’ days, a penny bought a lot of things. Most notably, “Penny Candy” got its name because a piece of candy cost a penny. Inflation year after year after year, eroded the penny’s value. There has even been some discussion as to whether to discontinue the penny…Heaven forbid!

The penny still serves a very useful purpose…  at least some of them are lucky pennies.  Lucky pennies are found on the ground. Not all of the pennies you find will be lucky. But, it will only take one lucky penny used to scratch off the mega winner on a scratch-off ticket.

Are you superstitious? Superstition has it that you should only pick up a penny that is lying face up.

Here are some other uses for pennies:

  • A penny for your thoughts.
  • To put your “two cents” in.
  • A necessity for penny pinchers
  • A handy screwdriver when nothing else is available.

How to Celebrate and Participate in Lucky Penny Day

Here are some ways you can celebrate Lucky Penny Day:

  • Pick up pennies you find on the sidewalk. They will bring you luck.
  • Cash in your penny jar. Treat yourself to lunch with the cash. 
  • Start a penny collection.
  • Put your pennies into the donation jar at the store.
  • Make someone’s day. Hand out your lucky pennies.
  • Buy a scratch-off ticket and use your lucky penny to reveal if you’ve won.

Did You Know? A coin before it is minted is called a “blank”.

Penny Trivia: In 2021, the Denver and Philadelphia mints produced a combined 7.9 billion pennies.

Today's Deep Thought

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History and Origin of Lucky Penny Day

Our research did not find the creator or the origin of this day.

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