Saturday, December 24, 2011

A Lucky Coin

Read the article first without stopping to find the missing words. Then read it again and choose the correct missing word from the numbered choices below the article.

When does one penny equal 170 million pennies? In Time for Kids, Suzanne Zimbler __1__ that a 1943 U.S. penny that was made at the Denver Mint has sold for $ 1.7 million. That single coin is thought to be the __2__ copper coin made in Denver that year. Only a handful of copper pennies were made at the other mints that same year.

Pennies were made of steel in 1943 because copper was in short supply for use in equipment to help wage World War ii. That was the only year that Lincoln pennies were not made of __3__.

A wealthy coin collector was eager to pay the huge sum for the coin because it was one of a kind and that collector already had a 1943 copper penny from each of the other two U.S. Mints in Philadelphia and San Francisco.

You might be surprised to learn what some of your own coins are worth. The more scarce any collectible item is, the higher the __4__ tends to be. It's not likely, but it is possible that you might have a small __5__ sitting in your pocket right now!

You can read the article from Time for Kids online at,28277,2021923,00.html.

a. pleads
b. asks
c. allows
d. reports

a. biggest
b. only
c. cheapest
d. chubby

a. copper
b. gold
c. plastic
d. silver

a. building
b. stack
c. ladder
d. price

a. spider
b. fortune
c. tooth
d. dollar

You may submit your answers to me and the LUCKY ONE with all correct answers will get a surprise reward!

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