A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from October 11, 2017
“Dropping a penny on the ground feels more littering than losing money”

Pennies are widely regarded as mostly worthless, and many people don’t bother to pick them up from the ground. “Is it littering to leave a penny on the ground?” was asked on Twitter on May 26, 2008.

“Dropping a penny on the ground feels more littering than losing money” was posted on Reddit—Shower Thoughts on October 11, 2017.


Twitter
robin steele‏
@robinsteele
Is it littering to leave a penny on the ground?
11:41 AM - 26 May 2008

Twitter
Я ☺‏
@yagyrlr
RT @da7thsunz: Is a dropped penny on the ground a waste of money or littering if you don’t pick it up.-both
1:29 PM - 17 Sep 2009

Twitter
Mark Fujie‏
@markfujie
If you drop a penny on the ground and don’t pick it up, is that littering?
5:17 PM - 18 Mar 2010

Twitter
Cole‏
@wizzedem
The US economy is so bad that dropping a penny on the ground is now considered littering.
6:16 PM - 28 Nov 2011

Twitter
Valerie Geary‏
@ValerieGeary
Is it considered littering to drop a penny on the ground, or am I simply doing my part to spread the wealth?
11:15 AM - 22 Mar 2014

Reddit—Shower Thoughts
I accidentally dropped a penny on the ground today. I decided to pick it up because it felt like I was littering
submitted April 11, 2017 by right_you_are

Reddit—Shower Thoughts
Dropping a penny on the ground feels more littering than losing money.
submitted October 11, 2017 by The_bruce42

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityBanking/Finance/Insurance • Wednesday, October 11, 2017 • Permalink