“A penny for your thoughts?” is probably a much used cliché someone says to another on an unnoticed approach.  This would probably be a compliment in the olden days.  These days though would indirectly mean how small the value of a person’s thoughts!  But let’s be proactive.  Instead of the phrase’s literal meaning, focus on the care this simple line exudes.

When is the National One Cent Day in 2017?

The National One Cent Day is on April 1, 2017, a Saturday.

The National One Cent Day is always observed in the United States of America on the first day of April each year.

The Origin and Purpose of the National One Cent Day:

There is no official record on the origin of this special day.  Probably, due to the same day as April Fools’ Day, not much attention is given to this nationalistic day.  Its purpose can be deduced as the day to appreciate the value of a cent, the smallest currency in America.  A cent or a penny may have much value in the past until inflation caused its production to be more expensive than its intrinsic value.

The Brief History of the American One Cent:

In April 1, 1909, a one cent coin was minted featuring Lincoln’s profile which took four years to design and release.  This coin replaced the Indian Head cent and officially became the first standard coin to bear a portrait.  Prior to 1909, coins bear the legendary liberty layout.

In 1959 to 2008, the reverse feature is the Lincoln Memorial in one cent coins.  2009 marked Abraham Lincoln’s 200th birthday which inspired the issuance of four models.  Since 2010, the Union Shield became the reverse feature.

The National One Cent Day Observance:

Not much is written on the observance of this particular day.  It, however, gives people the chance to research on its history.  It can also be perfect time to sit down and review one’s budget or set aside a cent each day for savings.  Depending on earnings, a cent each day of the year can also be appropriated for charity work.

When is the National One Cent Day in 2018?

The National One Cent Day is on April 1, 2018, a Sunday.