Wheat Pennies

Wheat pennies were made in the United States from 1909 to 1956. A friend was eager to share her wheat penny story with me. She and her sister were at the hospital visiting another sister who was fighting cancer. The two sisters went to the cafeteria to get lunch. While eating, one received a call and pushed her tray aside. When she pulled the tray back in front of her, she found a wheat penny sitting on the tray. The two sisters looked at each other in amazement. The coin had not been there before. When they examined the coin, they realized it was the year their ill sister had been born. Even more amazing was their dad had collected wheat pennies. Both sisters agreed that this was sign that their father was watching over his three girls from the other side. I love to receive stories like this. So if you have one to share, I’d love to hear it!

4 thoughts on “Wheat Pennies

  1. Wow spot on Jeanne! I’m the sister who found the wheat penny on my plate. You wrote this on September 1. That is my sister’s birthday who was ill and has now passed. She must now be in on the story!


    • I have two favorite stories about finding pennies. The first one was at a sad time of my life. My mom was in the hospital during the last days of her life, and I was on the way to be with her. I prayed and asked to find a penny as a sign that I was would not be alone this night. I entered the hospital and went to the cafeteria to get a coffee. I found two pennies waiting for me! The comfort of finding those pennies was enormous.

      The second memory is of a happy occasion. I had been at the hospital holding my new baby granddaughter. As all grandparents know, this experience is overwhelming joy. As I walked through the cold December rain to the car, I gave thanks for our healthy baby girl. As approached the car a shiny penny caught my eye. I knew my joy was being shared!


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