New Lincoln Penny To Be Introduced Thursday

by Gabe Bullard on May 11, 2009

On Thursday, the second of four Abraham Lincoln bicentennial pennies will be unveiled in Lincoln City, Indiana.

To celebrate Lincoln’s 200th birthday, four pennies are being put into circulation. The first depicts Lincoln’s boyhood log cabin and was introduced in Hodgenville in February. The second penny shows Lincoln as a young man in Indiana and the third commemorates Lincoln’s days as a lawyer in Illinois. The final penny will depict an unfinished Capitol Dome and will be introduced in November.

U.S. Mint spokesperson Greg Hernandez says after all of the pennies have been printed, a new design for the back of the coin will be put into place.

“Obviously 2009 will be the four aspects of Lincoln’s life,” he says. “2010 will have a different tails going forward and obviously it’ll be up to Congress to determine what will be on the back of the Lincoln Penny for years to come.”

Hernandez says about 635 million of the first two Lincoln Bicentennial designs will be made.

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m.k.trov May 14, 2009 at 4:35 pm

i have not seen the first one in circulation. were can i buy the new cent coins. thank you. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Edguardo Alvarez May 14, 2009 at 11:34 pm

There ain’t any in circulation. This is the biggest fiasco from the US Mint ever. Only large dealers, and Ebay’ers have them. I have asked at 20 to 25 banks, and NOT ONE of them say they can get any. You can pay $8.95 a roll for them on Ebay,………otherwise you won’t ever see one !!!

dick May 16, 2009 at 4:20 pm

From what I can see there is no “IN GOD WE TRUST” on this coin. ARE THEY TRYING TO REMOVED IT FROM THE PENNY? I SURE HOPE NOT.

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