100th anniversary of first Lincoln penny

Sun, August 02
100th anniversary of first Lincoln penny

The first U.S. penny — pure copper and featuring a woman with flowing hair — was minted in 1792. But it wasn’t until 1909, a century after Lincoln’s birth, that the 16th prez’s image made it to the coin. Now, to mark Honest Abe’s 100th year on the one-cent piece, the U.S. Mint is introducing four new designs, each representing an era of Lincoln’s life — for instance, a log cabin for his childhood — to replace the Lincoln Memorial on the tail side. Now those are some pretty pennies.AB
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