Lost Penny Day!

By: Kate Quattlebaum
Feb
12
2018

The first penny that was ever made was in 1787! The penny as we know it today, with President Lincoln on the front, was minted in 1909. The modern penny was made to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States. This particular penny was actually the first coin to have a presidents image on it. In 1959, the Lincoln Memorial was added to the back in honor of President Lincoln’s 150th birth anniversary.

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Today is the day to gather up all those lose pennies in your sofa, the bottom of the washing machine, or in your favorite handbag. You could even turn the search into a game with your kids to see who can find the most pennies! Now that you’ve found all these pennies, you get to decide what you want to do with them! Cash them in? Make a cool craft? Donate to a local charity? The possibilities are endless!


 
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