Sunday, January 11, 2009

170- A LINCOLN PENNY For YOUR THOUGHTS?.....

Most of you don't realize it, but our cent will change forever this February!
To celelebrate the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birthday next month, February, four (4) new "reverse" designs will be introduced, issued in 3 months intervals.
#1 will have the Birthplace in Kentucky, released on February 12, 2009 on Lincoln's brthday.
#2 is His Formative Years in Indiana 3 months later...(Lincoln is taking a break from splitting rails to read and write).
#3 depicts his Professional Life at the Illinois Capital...(he's a lawyer and Representative standing before the Illinois capitol).
#4 is his Presidency in Washington, D.C...(depicts U.S. Capitol dome built during the Civil War).

BUT...next year, 2010, a new "permanent" reverse design will be unveiled of our Lincoln penny.
For the record, the familiar portrait of ABRAHAM LINCOLN will remain on the front!

They're called "wheat ears" or "wheaties"....have any? Oh, serious collectors use the word "cent" and not penny. Who cares, though, so long as we communicate!

2 comments:

Coffee Maker said...

the new penny release makes me wonder, with inflation and all, is a penny still worth a penny?

"the squire's way" said...

No way...but Americans have become so attached to the penny that, I guess, we keep 'em around for sentimentality!