**Every day this week we will highlight submissions from the My Coin’s Story Young writing contest. Young Numismatists were asked to write a historical fiction story based on a favorite coin. The winners will be revealed on the blog on Friday, Dec. 19.
My penny from 1939 is really cool. It is 76
approaching 77 years old! Now thats old. That is older than my grandpa! Let me
tell you the story about the penny.
It started in 1950 when my grandpa got a penny. He
won it in a game of marbles with a bunch of other coins. He kept this one
because he was missing it for his collection. This penny was his favorite coin
Later he was saving up his pennies to buy a toy. He was one
penny short. So he used his beloved penny. Before he spent his penny he took a
photo of it so it will always be with him. After he spent it he hoped it would
one day could come back to him and his family.
And one day it did. It came to me. I was
collecting wheat pennies my friend had one. I paid him a quarter to get it.
later i saw it was the penny my grandpa always hoped he could get back. When I
showed it to him he told me to keep it and pass it down the family and have it
be in his family, forever.