Tag Archives: Penny


Lucky Penny

Main Piece AO: “Growing up, I was always told that finding a penny face up was good luck.” Collector: “Do you still believe it?” AO: “I’d like to think I do. I still get a smile on my face when I come across a penny on the ground.” Collector: “Is there any bad luck associated… Continue Reading »

Respecting the Penny

Title: Respecting the Penny Category: Proverbial Phrase Informant: Julianna K. Keller Nationality: American, caucasian Age: 20 Occupation: Student Residence: 325 West Adams Blvd./ Los Angeles, CA 90007 Date of Collection: 4/09/18 Description: “ The man that does not respect the Penny, does not deserve the dollar.” Context/Significance: The phrase comes from Julianna’s great Uncle and… Continue Reading »

“If You Toss a Penny Off the Top of the Empire State Building, It Will Kill a Person Walking on the Street Below”

My informant first heard this “fun fact” when she was about seven-years-old.  It was a common piece of information that was spread across the playground.  It is such a common urban legend that most of my other informants and I, too, have heard the same declaration.  From when she was younger, her general understanding is… Continue Reading »