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Pocket Change: Are you worth a penny?. Mark Willmarth 220 38 th Avenue NE Great Falls, MT 59404 (406) 727-6826 mark@visionwestmt.com. Citizens for Retiring the Penny retirethepenny.org Americans for Common Cents pennies.org. How many of you would pick a penny up off the ground? .

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pocket change are you worth a penny

Pocket Change:Are you worth a penny?

Mark Willmarth220 38th Avenue NE

Great Falls, MT 59404(406) 727-6826mark@visionwestmt.com

did you know
Did you know…?

A penny minted 1982 or BEFORE has 95% copper and 5% zinc. It has a metal value of $0.0256 (2/6/12) or over 2.5 times it’s face value!

did you know5
Did you know…?

In 2006, the Federal Government made it illegal to melt down pennies and nickels because of soaring metal prices. Violators could spend up to five years in prison and pay as much as $10,000 in fines.

did you know6
Did you know…?

A penny minted AFTER 1982 has 97.5% zinc and is coated with copper. It has a metal value of $0.00572 (2/6/12) or 57.2% of it’s face value. It is also lighter in weight.

did you know7
Did you know…?

It cost about 2.41 cents to mint a penny in 2011.

which penny are you
Which penny are you?

Would others say you add more than you take?


Take more than you add?

employee engagement
Employee Engagement




Gallup Poll

2 minute drill
2 Minute Drill
  • 5 things for which you are grateful;
  • 5 “simple pleasures” - (a nice cup of coffee, a hug from a loved one, a piece of chocolate, reading a book, etc.)
did you know18
Did you know…?

In 1909, Abraham Lincoln was the first historical figure to grace a U.S. coin when he was portrayed on the one-cent coin to commemorate his 100th birthday.

did you know19
Did you know…?

The Lincoln Memorial was added to the reverse of the one-cent coin in 1959 to mark Lincoln's 150th birthday, making it the first and only coin to have the same person on both sides.


According to the U.S. Department of Labor, 64% of Americans who leave their jobs say they do so because they don't feel appreciated.


Gallup reports that almost 70% of American say they receive no praise or recognition in the workplace.

2 minute drill23
2 Minute Drill
  • 5 things you enjoy about your work;
  • 5 people you appreciate.
did you know24
Did you know…?

Since its beginning, the U.S. Mint has produced over 460 billion pennies, 140 billion are still in circulation.  Lined up edge to edge, these pennies would circle the earth 137 times.

did you know25
Did you know…?

In 2010, over 4 billion pennies were minted.

5 pennies of appreciation
5 Pennies of appreciation
  • Take the 5 pennies and put them in your pocket.
  • For one week move a penny from one place to the next when you give someone an appreciation. Try and move all 5 pennies each day. Don’t give your pennies away!
  • Notice how people respond.
what can you do
What can you do?
  • Post your grateful list where you’ll see it every morning.
  • Enjoy one simple pleasure everyday.
  • Tell a co-worker or your supervisor one thing you enjoy about your work when you get back to work.
  • Tell those five people you appreciate that you appreciate them, today! Then move all your pennies!