Remember the rhyme – find a penny pick it up, all day long you’ll have good luck? This superstition may stem from ancient times when metals were believed to offer protection from evil and harmful spirits to those who possessed them.
Some people believe that different outcomes will occur if the penny is found either heads up or down. If the penny is heads up you may freely and joyfully pick it up, and experience good luck. If the penny faces tails up, you can pick it up and turn it over for the next person, but don’t take it with you because you will be bringing yourself bad luck.
And taking it one step further, the penny you pick up should be passed along to someone else the same day to ensure your own good luck.
Find a penny, pick it up… ewwww.