a 95-year-old penny

I got this old penny in a handful of change and it sparked a great curiosity in me. So much in our modern day world would be unrecognizable to people who’ve gone before us. But this wheat penny branded with “1920” was a familiar sight to all the women who celebrated the passing of the 19th Amendment that same year. It was familiar to my great-grandmother when she was exactly my age. Amelia Earhart likely had one of these in her pocket the very first time she rode in an airplane!

I could go on and on. Instead I’ll just declare this to be a lucky penny and I shall treasure it.

Keep an eye out for your own lucky penny. You never know when it’ll turn up.