Category: Coin Literature

One a Penny

One a penny,
Two a penny,
Three a penny,
Four a penny,
Five a penny,
That’s a nickel more.

Six a penny,
Seven a penny,
Eight a penny,
Nine a penny,
Ten a penny,
That’s a dime for the store!

Four Bright Coins

Four bright coins shining at me,
The first one said, “I’m a penny you see.”
The second one said, “How do you do?
I’m called a nickel, and I’m bigger than you!”
The third one said, “You’re both small stuff,
If you want to buy something, you’re not enough!
But look at me, I’m small, and I shine,
I can buy something cuz I’m a dime.”
The last coin looked at them all and laughed,
“All of you together don’t measure up to me,
Cuz I’m a quarter, can’t you see?”

Money Rhymes

Twenty five cents,
Money that rhymes,
Take one nickel
Add two dimes.

Three fat nickels,
One thin dime.
Makes twenty-five cents
Every time.

Five fat nickels,
No thin dimes.
Makes twenty-five cents
Any time.

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A Coin

Your western heads here cast on money,
You are the two that fade away together,
Partners in the mist.

Lunging buffalo shoulder,
Lean Indian face,
We who come after where you are gone
Salute your forms on the new nickel.

You are
To us:
The past.

On the prairie:

Carl Sandburg

The Coin

Into my heart’s treasury
I slipped a coin
That time cannot take
Nor a thief purloin, —

Oh better than the minting
Of a gold-crowned king
Is the safe-kept memory
Of a lovely thing.

Sarah Teasdale

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