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WHY is it considered good luck to find a penny? "FIND a penny, pick it up. All day long, you'll have good luck"... most people have probably heard this rhyme, or some variation of it.

Yet finding a penny and picking it up is a relatively new spin on an old superstition.

Once people believed that metal was a gift from the gods, given to man for protection against evil. From that belief, it was thought any metal would bring a person good luck.

That is partly the reason why people hang horseshoes over their doorways, wear charm bracelets or even hang on to a good luck coin.
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Sunday Mirror (London, England)
Date:Mar 13, 2011
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