Penny change: The cent piece gets redesigned to commemorate Lincoln's bi-centennial

by Thor on Sep. 23rd, 2008

Lincoln learning: One of the new penny backs will show the young Abe Lincoln studying while splitting rails in Indiana.
Lincoln learning: One of the new penny backs will show the young Abe Lincoln studying while splitting rails in Indiana.Courtesy U.S. Mint
The Buzz has buzzed in the past with talk about pennies – their usefullness and efficiency in being part of monetary system. It looks like they'll be around for at least another year as the U.S. Mint has released sketches showing the redesigns of the back of the penny that will commemorate the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birth. And here's the link the U.S. Mint website that will give you close-ups of the new penny backs.

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j-squad's picture
j-squad says:

on everything we shuld keep da pennies cause every cents counts if there wernt ne pennies we would always have more than wat we need and never get change!!!

posted on Thu, 09/25/2008 - 4:31pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Nooooooooooooooo the penny should not be changed. I just found one today and it blew my mind away. Yeah the quarter was one thing but the penny should keep the little abe in the building. Why should the gov't spend money on new designs for change when the country is hurting.

posted on Thu, 08/20/2009 - 7:31pm
Thor's picture
Thor says:

The bigger question is why while the country is hurting should the government be making pennies that actually cost more than a penny to make. Talk about a money-losing proposition!!!

posted on Fri, 08/21/2009 - 9:39am
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SeekTruth says:

Counting by ones and 1/10 of a $1 is an important factor in money usage, as well as in teaching numbers to children. The depletion of the value of U.S. currency is not caused by the actual value of the penny; rather, it is a last indication as to the decline of U.S. currency standard as a whole. U.S. money used to carry its own weight in value, but today our government continues to give itself 'blank checks', devaluing U.S. currency into the TRILLIONS of dollars, and ENSLAVING our people to other nations...with China as a major LENDER. U.S. LAND is a resource such nations are interested in as well...

posted on Thu, 02/13/2014 - 1:04pm
Alexandra's picture
Alexandra says:

while pennies are a widespread element of our currency, eventually their monetary value will be so low due to inflation that they will be irrelevant. the question is when the proper time to get rid of them. leave it to the fed to make that decision. it makes no sense to keep them for sentimental value

posted on Fri, 08/21/2009 - 11:36am
Meredith's picture
Meredith says:

hey they should stop making pennies

posted on Fri, 08/21/2009 - 11:39am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i think we should not have the penny cuz we dont even use it any ways so why bother use the penny. yeah it comes in handey but still we dont use them at all so we dont need it we always use the quarter nickles and dimes and dimes .

posted on Fri, 09/04/2009 - 10:20am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Personally, I've used pennies more times than I can count. Also, I tend to give them to my son, because it helps him develop more of a respect for money that way, not to mention helping him learn to count! I think that pennies are not completely useless, so doing without them may not be the best idea.

posted on Fri, 09/04/2009 - 2:29pm
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theultimateninja says:

the penny should not ever be changed! I think that is a stupid idea and it should just stay the same!!!

posted on Tue, 01/18/2011 - 5:05pm

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