Four New Lincoln Pennies

Speaking of celebrating Lincoln, the U.S. Mint is going to release four new pennies honoring Abe:

The first [coin] depicts the one-room log cabin in Kentucky where Lincoln was born. It’s already in circulation.

The second shows him as a rail splitter in Indiana. (The mint says it should start moving into circulation in mid-May). The third, due out in August, shows him reporting to work at the Illinois Legislature, and the fourth penny, due in November, depicts the U.S. Capitol without its dome — a symbol of the civil war that divided the nation when he was president.

I can think of better symbols of the “civil” war but I bet the Mint would have rejected my suggestions.


9:21 am on February 18, 2009