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National Lost Penny Day

Don't let National Lost Penny Day pass you by - dig through your couch cushions and pockets to find those forgotten coins and put them to good use!
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February 12
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United States

Get ready to search through your couch cushions and coin jars because National Lost Penny Day is coming on February 12! This quirky holiday may seem odd at first, but it actually has a heartwarming history. It was started by two friends who wanted to spread kindness and generosity by encouraging people to leave pennies in random places for others to find. So not only is this day about finding lost coins, but also about spreading joy and positivity in unexpected ways. Who knows, you might just brighten someone's day with a simple penny!

History of National Lost Penny Day

National Lost Penny Day Dates

National Lost Penny Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1793</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First U.S. Penny Made</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first U.S. cent, also famously known as penny, was produced in the United States Mint in 1793.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1857</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>New Penny Size</div><div class='timeline-text'>The size of the penny was reduced for the first time from a larger, heavier coin to its current size.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1909</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Abraham Lincoln's Image Debut</div><div class='timeline-text'>The penny's design changed to feature Abraham Lincoln's image on one side, marking his 100th birthday.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1983</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Penny Composition Change</div><div class='timeline-text'>Copper-plated zinc was adopted as new material for pennies due to rising copper prices, replacing the predominantly copper alloy used before.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1995</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>National Lost Penny Day Inception</div><div class='timeline-text'>National Lost Penny Day was first established by Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith, an eventologist, to acknowledge the value of the disregarded cent and endorse charitable acts.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2010</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Penny Production Cost Issue</div><div class='timeline-text'>A controversy arises as it costs more than one cent to produce a penny, sparking debates over its discontinuation.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Lost Penny Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create a scavenger hunt for lost pennies</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Hide pennies around your house or neighborhood and create a fun scavenger hunt for your friends and family to participate in on National Lost Penny Day. The person who finds the most pennies wins a prize!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Donate to a charity that supports penny drives</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>There are many charities and organizations that collect pennies to support a variety of causes. Take this day as an opportunity to gather all your spare change and donate it to a cause you care about.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make a DIY penny project</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Get crafty and use those lost pennies to create something unique and fun! You can make a penny mosaic, decorate a picture frame, or even create jewelry using pennies. Let your creativity run wild!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a penny-themed party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite your friends over for a penny-themed party! Serve snacks and drinks with penny-related names, play games that involve pennies, and have a competition to see who can come up with the most creative use for a penny.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Learn about the history of the penny</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take some time to research and learn about the history of the penny. You may be surprised by the interesting facts and stories behind this small but significant coin.</p></div></div>

Why National Lost Penny Day is Important

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It brings awareness to a common issue</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>National Lost Penny Day is an important reminder that small amounts of money can add up over time. Many people overlook the importance of loose change, but it can make a big difference in someone's financial situation.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It promotes charitable giving</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>On National Lost Penny Day, people are encouraged to donate their spare change to charities or individuals in need. This not only helps those in need, but it also encourages generosity and empathy within communities.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It encourages mindfulness about finances</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Losing money, even just a few cents, can serve as a reminder to be more mindful about spending and saving habits. By bringing attention to this, National Lost Penny Day can help promote good financial practices and prevent unnecessary expenses.</p></div></div>

5 Facts About Luck for National Lost Penny Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>"Find a penny, pick it up" originates from an ancient belief</h3><p class='facts-content'>The belief that finding a penny brings luck dates back to ancient times when metals were believed to offer protection from evil and harm.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Four-leaf clovers are not the only lucky plants</h3><p class='facts-content'>Bamboo, acorns, and ferns are also considered lucky in different cultures across the world.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Bird poop can be seen as lucky</h3><p class='facts-content'>In Russia and other cultures, it’s considered good luck if a bird defecates on you or your property. It may not be pleasant, but it's all a part of superstition and symbolism.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Horseshoes have a deep history of bringing good luck</h3><p class='facts-content'>The belief stems from the fact that they were traditionally made of iron which was thought to ward off evil spirits, and were made by blacksmiths, considered a lucky trade.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>There is a psychology behind believing in luck</h3><p class='facts-content'>Many psychologists believe that creating our own luck by believing in it plays a significant role in shaping our experiences and success. So, make your own luck!</p></div></div>

National Lost Penny Day FAQs

When is National Lost Penny Day?

National Lost Penny Day is celebrated on February 12 every year. In 2024 National Lost Penny Day will occur on a Monday.

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