Lost Penny Day is an annual celebration observed on February 12th of every year. Unlike currency notes, pennies don’t fit into your wallets or purses. They are often small and slip down from the wallet. Of course, all of us would have lost some of the pennies. You would have placed it on the sofa, and it would have stuck in the sides or sometimes locked the outlet pipe of your washing machine. As the penny is tiny, it stays in the nooks and crannies of your home. The penny isn’t worth it, yet it is quite a good sign to find the lost penny. On the day, you can make some effort to find the lost penny as it is on its very own special day.
“A penny saved is a penny earned.” – Benjamin Franklin
History of Lost Penny Day
The Lost Penny Day has been celebrated since 1995. Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith, an eventologist, came up with this idea and thus founded this special day for the lost penny. The penny has a long history and has been used since the 1780s. Benjamin Franklin was the first person to design the first U.S. penny. He introduced the first penny in 1787. Since then, several billion pennies have been minted. The penny we are familiar with now has lots of images and depictions. First of all, the pennies were adorned with the image of the late American President Abraham Lincoln in the year 1909. The date is precisely chosen as it was on February 12, 1909, commemorating Lincoln’s 100th birthday anniversary. It was the same image that was printed on the pennies from 1959 to 2008.
Other Celebrations on February 12
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How to Celebrate the day
The best way to celebrate Lost Penny Day is to indulge in searching for the lost penny. Research to know more about the pennies, their history, types, and kinds of pennies to date. It is the perfect time to start looking for the penny that you have kept somewhere forgotten. Hunt for them in every nook and corner of your home. Ask your children and family members to indulge in this fun activity. Well, who doesn’t like to get good luck when finding the penny gives that. Collect all the lost pennies you have found and donate them to a good cause or give them to those who need them, like the homeless. Share the pictures of your fun penny-searching moments and valuable donations of pennies on social media using the hashtag #LostPennyDay.
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