Thursday, May 27, 2010


05.27.10, originally uploaded by colemama.

Who wouldn't love a shiny penny? It looks like a fine engraving with its detail, glow and color. Yet, what is it worth? Most people carelessly discard their pennies as worthless - in fact, there's a group advocating for the retirement of the penny! I must say, I've been ignoring the penny as I didn't notice until now that the one side has an engraved log cabin (presumably, Lincoln's?) rather than the Lincoln Memorial.

Even if the penny can't hold its own value in the economy, consider its impact on popular sayings:
- A penny for your thoughts.
- A penny saved is a penny earned.
- It is worth every penny.
- Penny wise is pound foolish.
- A bad penny always comes back.
Clearly, the penny's value extends far beyond the financial district, representing some importance to the American culture! Naples, FL

1 comment:

  1. It's also probably worth more in copy than its monetary value. This very shiny one will probably be around for a long time.
    In for a penny, in for a pound...