"The Pennymen" first appeared in Black Cats and Broken Mirrors, edited by John Helfers and Martin H. Greenberg; DAW Books, 1998. Copyright (c) Charles de Lint, 1998.
. . . and then there are the pennymen, linked to the trembling aspens, or penny trees, so called because their leaves, when moving in a breeze, seem like so many twinkling coins.
-Christy Riddell, from "Fairy Myths of North America"