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Today Is National Lucky Penny Day

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) -- Many people will always pick a penny up if they find one in the street. But you should make a special effort to on Thursday.

It's National Lucky Penny Day.

You used to be able to buy things with a penny years ago, but now it actually costs more to make a penny than the face value.

Of course, that doesn't stop some people from scooping them up for luck.

The first pennies in the United States were made of copper, back in 1793.

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