Every time it rains, it rains pennies from heaven. Trade them for a package of sunshine and flowers, if you want the things you love, you must have showers.
I do love Billie Holiday! A time when one could be penny wise and sixteen ounces foolish. When saving a penny was associated with earning.
But today, would you equate a penny for your thoughts as a compliment? When someone puts in their two cents, isn’t it just as easy to out-shout them with a dime?
Once again, the innocuous cent is the center of intense debate. In 1982, rising copper prices prompted us to change the penny’s composition to alleviate its production cost. Pennies are now 97.5% zinc, with a 2.5% copper coating.