September 23, 2008

A New Image for the Back of the Penny

The U.S. Mint has revealed the new images for the Penny to be released in 2009. The first will be released on February 12, 2009, Abraham Lincoln's birthday.

Abraham Lincoln's image has been on the front of the penny since 1909. That image will remain in place for all four coins in the new program. On the back, four different images will highlight four parts of Lincoln's life. These coins will be issued about 3 months apart in the order they happened.

His birth in Kentucky (1809 to 1816)
His youth in Indiana (1816 to 1830)
His professional life in Illinois (1830 to 1861)
His presidency in Washington, DC (1861 to 1865)