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George Washington has never been on any official US cents.

Some experimental coins carrying Washington's picture were made in the years before the first official US cents were struck in 1793.

However Washington expressed strong disapproval of putting the president's face on coins because he felt it was too much like the British practice of depicting the monarch. Instead, all early US coins carried images of Miss Liberty.

Since then, Abraham Lincoln is the only president to have his picture on the cent.

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