What do US mint pennies look like?

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The new four new pennies are of a series commemorating the rise of President Abraham Lincoln in honor of his 200th Birthday. The first one is of a log cabin birth site in Hardin County, Kentucky. The second penny shows Lincoln in Spencer County, Indiana reading while resting from splitting rails. The third penny shows Lincoln in front of the Capitol Building in Springfield, Illinois. The fourth penny shows a half-finished United States Capitol dome.

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Assuming you're not from the US, there have been a number of different designs.

  • 1793-1857: Large cents - Miss Liberty on the front, various wreath designs on the back.
  • 1856-1858: A flying eagle on the front / a wreath on the back
  • 1859-1909: Miss Liberty wearing a Native American headdress / a wreath on the back, a/k/a Indian Head cents.
  • 1909-1958: President Abraham Lincoln / two stylized wheat stalks, hence the name "wheat cents"
  • 1959-2008: The Lincoln Memorial on the back
  • 2009: Four special back designs honoring Lincoln's bicentenary.
  • 2010-present: The Union Shield on the back

Also, the coins are formally called "cents"; "penny" is a slang term. Second, all circulating US Coins are made by the US Mint so "mint penny" is redundant.

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