Monday, April 5, 2010

Using Pennies to tell the Story of President Lincoln

In 2009 the US Mint, in honor of the 100th anniversary of the original circulation of the Lincoln coin, issued four different pennies into circulation. Each coin highlighted a facet of the life of President Lincoln. Although President Lincoln’s persona is shown on one side of each coin, the back of each coin represents a different aspect of his life. The back of each coin places emphasis on his early life through his presidency. To learn more about the pennies visit the website at:

Again, in the year 2010, the US Mint presents a new ne cent coin that has an interesting story to tell. See the link at the following link:

The US Mint website provides resources which include lesson plans, information about finacial literacy, and information about the most recent quarters to be circulated. for a Virtual Tour:

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