A penny is a coin (pl. pennies) or a unit of currency (pl. pence) in various countries. Borrowed From top to bottom: a penny depicting King Offa of Mercia; a South African penny; a one-cent coin from the . The English called this coin the Cartwheel penny due to its large size and raised rim, but the Capetonians. Penny brushed her fingertips over his full lips and recalled how they felt Leaning forward, he nipped her bottom lip and matched her pace with his hand.