- Dec 11, 2008
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That's what I remember from my childhood. A nice penny was a way to thank someone and let them know you would tip them if you could. It came from my grandparents and I think it has gone the way of the two bits.In Canada, leaving pennies is often considered an insult, which is why it can be upsetting when a guest leaves a table full of pennies. But a single penny, left face up as a tip is to indicate that the person liked the service but didn't have the means to leave a tip, a nice thing. Pennies as part of a full tip have no significance..