In 1909, a teenager discovers the important connection of the brand new Abraham Lincoln penny to his family's ancestry. The penny becomes a sacred family heirloom and then a good luck charm. Later, it helps a World War II soldier find his mission in life. Farther down the line, it sparks a romance. One person learns that the color of a penny doesn't affect its value, and still another believes the penny has been sent to her from heaven.
Tracking the story of a single penny and its effect on those whose lives it touches as it passes from hand to hand, The Power of a Penny shows us all the true value of a coin that is supposedly worth just one cent.