• Who knew this was such a controversial question?! Apparently there has been a lot of blog traffic on this particular rhyme which appears in The Real Mother Goose with no reference to pennies at all: See a pin and pick it up, All the day you'll have good luck. See a pin and let it lay, Bad luck you'll have all the day. The rhyme must have evolved over time to be about pennies. I never heard the part about heads but I knew the one above as "See a penny..."

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