Finding a Penny will bring Good Luck
Finding a penny will bring good luck. Money has been seen as a symbol of power, therefore finding money is considered to be lucky. It is often the smallest denomination within a currency system. As It is a smallest coin, it never comes alone.
Some people believe it’s only good luck to pick up a penny if heads is showing. A penny with the tails side up should be turned over for another person to find. On the other hand, many people believe any penny you find is good luck. You may hear people repeat a common rhyme to this effect: "Find a penny, pick it up. All day long, you'll have good luck."
Long, long ago, many ancient people believed that metals, including the copper that was used to make pennies, were gifts from the gods. They thought that these metals were given to them by the gods for their protection.
In the future, pennies may continue to be lucky if only because they’re rare and not used any more. Today, a penny is still worth one hundredth of one dollar. Buy one cent doesn't buy you much these days. In fact, some people claim that the cost of producing, handling and counting penny coins costs more than they’re worth.
The idea that pennies bring luck carried over into other traditions. For example:
1. If you find a penny lying face up, with the date marked on it matching the year of your birth you are in for a fantastic year ahead. However, if it is found lying face down then it should not be picked up.
2. Put a few shiny pennies in the pram of a newborn baby. This is to bring luck & prosperity to the child in later life.
3. Putting a New Penny in your wedding shoe brings long prosperous marriage.