The grave of Benjamin Franklin and his wife, Deborah lay beside the grave of their daughter and her husband at Christ Church Cemetery, Philadelphia. Franklin said “A penny saved is a penny earned”, yet visitors throw pennies on his grave. It is said that the discarded pennies amount to about $6,000 each year, which is donated to the poor. A section of the wall has been cut out next to his grave so that visitors can see it at all times.
The image, _MG_5113-Benjamin Franklin’s Grave, was originally uploaded at Flickr by Elwyn who owns its copyright and can be contacted at the previous link. The image is posted here with that owner’s permission by barneykin, administrator of “The Revolution ed” pool.(12)