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New Pennies for Your Thoughts

May 22, 2009

In contrast to those perennial calls (you know you’ve seen ’em) to get rid of the penny altogether, now I find (via GirlHacker) that instead there will be four new versions of the penny released in 2009, to commemorate the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln’s birth and the centennial of the Lincoln penny.

They will be issued “in quantities to meet the demands of commerce” (according to the U.S. Mint) and, in addition, some collectors’ copies will even be minted using actual almost-pure copper! These will be a worthwhile tribute to one of our better Presidents.

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