A History of the Lincoln Penny

Did you know that the Lincoln penny is the longest minted coin in the United States? The penny was originally created in 1793, but it went through a lot of changes before it became the famous Lincoln penny. This coin was introduced to the public in 1909 thanks to Theodore Roosevelt.

As discussed in this video, 2009 marked the 100-year anniversary of the Lincoln penny. This year also marked the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth. These special anniversaries were commemorated with a series of four pennies, each showing a different point of Lincoln’s life.

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