National Lost Penny Day and Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday.

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Today is National Lost Penny Day and Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday.

We celebrate two things today – even though they are directly connected.

According to giftypdia.com (all about gifts and celebrations): “The first US penny was minted in 1787 and was made of pure copper and was designed by Benjamin Franklin. On February 12th, 1909, marking the 100th anniversary of Lincoln’s birth, the first Lincoln penny was issued. It was the first regular issue US coin to honor an actual person. On Lost Penny Day, gather all those pennies you have been collecting and cash them in.”

The creator of Lost Penny Day actually started the day to collect pennies throughout the year and then on this day, we would donate them to a charity.  However, at KooperSmithin’, the founder exclaims, “Today (with Times being as trying, meager and non-supplemental as they are), those Pennies can be carefully saved and…

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