Look for lucky pennies, they may be worth $1000!
Seriously. Look for lucky pennies. My sister once told me a story, at least I think it was my sister. Anyway, she told me a story she had heard once before. It was the story of a rich elderly man who every time he say a penny on the ground, he picked it up. People wondered why he would do such a thing since he had so much money. His answer was that if you look at the penny, at all US coins, there is an inscription that says “In God we Trust”. He said he felt like it was a message from God, and he would never pass by a message from God, so he always picked up pennies when he say them.
My sister has been picking up pennies for as far back as I can remember and now her kids do it too. She calls them lucky pennies.
So, who would have thought Ally Bank would be throwing lucky pennies out? Here is the scoop. Ally Bank has placed 100 fake lucky pennies in Charlotte. Those fake Ally Bank pennies are worth $1000 apiece!
Ally Bank says it is hoping to encourage Americans to look for opportunities to save through its “Lucky Penny” promotion. The lucky pennies carry a copper color like real pennies, but feature the bank’s logo instead of Abraham Lincoln’s head. The flip side of the coin lists its value at 100,000 cents. That is $1000 dollars! I heard on the radio yesterday that the bank placed them out in the open, so it’s not like you have to go dumpster diving to find them.
100 lucky pennies have been placed in each of these cities: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington D.C., Miami, Denver, Charlotte, and Austin.
So, are you going to start looking for lucky pennies now? I am.