A penny is a coin (pl. pennies) or a unit of currency (pl. pence) in various countries. Borrowed from the Carolingian denarius (hence its former abbreviation d.), it is usually the smallest denomination within a currency system.
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- I've got pennies for my thoughts; now I'm rich.
If you invest your tuppence wisely in the bank
Safe and sound
Soon that tuppence, safely invested in the bank
And you'll achieve that sense of conquest
As your affluence expands
In the hands of the directors
Who invest as propriety demands
- “Fidelity Fiduciary Bank”, Mary Poppins (1964)
- I sank every penny I had into buying that 1,000 acres of Brazilian rainforest. Then I had it slashed and burned so we could build our dream house.
- Encyclopedic article on Penny on Wikipedia