Benjamin Franklin was one of my favorite Founding Fathers. He died at the age of 84 in 1790 and is buried at the Christ Church Burial Ground in Philadelphia:
One will undoubtedly notice that pennies and other coins dot Franklin’s tombstone… A local tradition claims that tossing a coin onto the grave will bring the coin-tosser good luck. The tradition is believed to be connected to Franklin’s famous adage, “A penny saved, is a penny earned.”
Coincidentally, Benjamin Franklin’s grave is directly across the street from the Philadelphia Mint.