How well do you know the penny?

Penny Experiment

As part of an experiment conducted in 1979, participants were shown a drawing with 15 different penny designs and were asked to choose the correct one. A little over 40% of the participants chose correctly. Which one do you think is correct? The answer below.

Penny experiment answer

Note: “The results were consistent with the idea that the visual details of an object, even a very familiar object, are typically available from memory only to the extent that they are useful in everyday life.”