He heard the pennies jingle in his pocket.
All the pennies you gave me.
O men, you will yet see that--Ha! boy, come back? bad pennies come not sooner.
You'd have thought they were rare gems, not just plastic baubles costing pennies at most.
He had also, by virtue of an ancient custom, the power of giving the first dish from the king's table to whatever poor person he pleased, or, instead of it, alms in money, which custom is kept up by the lord high almoner distributing as many silver pennies as the sovereign has years of age to poor men and women on Maundy Thursday.