According to a group of statisticians, a spinning penny will land “tails up” 4 out of 5 times. “Heads” side is slightly heavier.
The penny was the first U.S. coin with a president's image on its face.
It costs around 1.8 cents to make a single penny.
About 30 million pennies are produced per day. That’s 13 billion pennies every year.
Beneath the year of issue appears a mintmark—D is for Denver, S for San Francisco, and no letter means minted in Philadelphia.
The original penny, reportedly designed by Benjamin Franklin, had an image of the sun and the phrase “Mind Your Business.”
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