‘Lucky’ pennies worth $1,000 are strewn across 10 major cities


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100 fake pennies worth $1,000 each placed in 10 U.S. cities

Across the U.S., there are fake pennies on sidewalks and other areas worth $1,000, thanks to a recent promotion by Ally Bank.

The bank placed 100 ‘lucky pennies’ in 10 cities around the country in an effort to ‘demonstrate the importance of valuing every cent’ and encourage people to save money.

The pennies are easy to identify because they’re marked with Ally Bank’s logo, and the flip side of the coins list the value at 100,000 cents. Plus, they’re slightly larger in size than regular pennies.

According to the bank, the pennies are placed in plain sight in public places. Participating markets include New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Miami, Denver, Detroit, San Diego, Charlotte, North Carolina, and Austin, Texas.

The company, which said there are 10 pennies in each of the select cities, has been posting hints about the penny locations on social media.

The coins can be redeemed online until the end of the year.


Read more at Ally.

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