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In 2009, the United States mint will be releasing a series of four new pennies celebrating the life and presidency of Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln was born in 1809, and the first Lincoln penny was made in 1909.
The “tails” side of the new pennies will feature four different designs marking major periods in Lincoln’s life–his childhood, his formative years in Indiana, his early professional life in Illinois, and his presidency in Washington, D.C. The “heads” sign will continue to carry the familiar Lincoln portrait.
Illustration courtesy United States Mint