Wednesday, November 18, 2009

New Pennies!

US PennyI am sure I am not the only person who doesn't pay a lot of attention to the pennies in my pocket, other then to wish I had one more or less when trying to pay for something. This may be why it has taken me until this month to notice the new Lincoln One-Cent redesigns "in recognition of the bicentennial of President Abraham Lincoln's birth and the 100th anniversary of the first issuance of the Lincoln cent." (US mint One-Cent redesign page).

After this year the penny will no longer show the Lincoln Memorial on the back, instead it will show a union shield, commemorating Lincoln's work to preserve the Union during the civil war. You can read more about the new design on the US mint's web site.

Still not tired of reading about the penny? Check out the One-cent history at the US mint

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