Collecting Pennies...

Staten Island, New York
August 15, 2016 1:25pm CST
When I see a penny lying around on the street often enough I walk past and don't pick it up. Why bother as it's only a penny? But thinking about it... pennies, though a very small denomination, do add up. I used to think collecting pennies is useless but it's not. I have cashed out hundreds of dollars worth of pennies... Yeah, nothing but pennies. If I ever see a penny on the street I should definitely pick it up. A penny here, a penny there and before I know it, along with those in my piggy bank, I'll have a whole pile of them to put in the bank. If you see a penny lying around on the street do you pick it up?
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@Jackalyn (6684)
• Oxford, England
15 Aug 16
I have a penny jar. When it is full I take it to the supermarket and use what I get to buy Freya the Catblog Cat more cat food.
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• Staten Island, New York
15 Aug 16
I don't have a penny jar. I put the pennies into those coin rolls and then take them to the bank and either deposit into the bank or ask them to give me bills instead.
@marsha32 (6691)
• United States
15 Aug 16
Every penny counts, and yes, I do pick them up off the ground!
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@CinnamonGrl (6066)
• Paradise, California
15 Aug 16
If I see any money, I'd pick it up, sure. My change all goes in a coin bank I have on top of my book case. It's a cute one I picked up at a thrift shop. It's shaped like a milk bottle, ceramic, and it says "Rainy Day Monday" on it. I should take a pic of it and post it on here sometime.
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@rina110383 (24072)
16 Aug 16
I've seen some in dirty roads. I picked them up, went home and washed them. Then, dropped them in my 5-gallon water piggy bank.
• Staten Island, New York
16 Aug 16
Wow! That's one huge piggy bank.
@sabtraversa (13329)
• Italy
15 Aug 16
I usually don't pick up pennies because I don't want to look poor. But that's contradictory, because I care about pennies online. I guess that's just because electronic currency has no size or weight.
• Staten Island, New York
15 Aug 16
Yeah I have that thought sometimes too about looking poor so don't pick it up. Plus, I can be lazy to bend down and pick it up. But I bet if it were more than a penny I'd not be lazy to bend down lol.
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@Raelove (17315)
• Saco, Maine
15 Aug 16
If it's in an easily accessible place, I sure do. I was crossing a busy street not long ago and saw, not a penny, but a DIME, lying on the pavement right in the middle. I was so miffed that there was no way I could pick it up without risking my life. I hope someone else did!
• Staten Island, New York
15 Aug 16
I picked up a dime recently too.
@Raj7779 (2922)
• Ahmednagar, India
15 Aug 16
I don't do that
@JohnRoberts (60972)
• Los Angeles, California
15 Aug 16
I have picked up pennies all my life. There is meaning to the old saying A penny saved is a penny earned.
@amadeo (70335)
• United States
15 Aug 16
I most certainly do.I have a gallon full of pennies and coin that I find on my walk
• United States
15 Aug 16
I never used to until my husband started picking them up - now I do too - but i give them to him.
@zarlamain (24889)
• United States
15 Aug 16
If it's on the sidewalk or on the floor of a store, sure.
@skysnap (17951)
15 Aug 16
These days pennies losing the value. i don't do that.