You know how people say “just my two cents”. I wonder how long people have been saying this for..? I use “a penny for your thoughts” pretty regularly too (although I usually pay in beer).
What I'd like to find is a documented reference to 'my [insert small denomincation of currency here]' that we could say was the first time this expression was recorded. Then factor currency conversion and inflation (with some degree of estimation) since the time of that statement.
I'd be interested to know what the value was..
Just my €37,423.97.