Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, is featured on the penny. In 1792, the first one cent coin was minted with a portrait of a woman with long hair, which stood for liberty. Lincoln was featured on ... More »

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Pennies are brown because they are made with copper. Copper is a metal that reflects light in such a way so that it appears brown. More »

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The VDB penny was produced in 1909 and is named for Victor David Brenner, the designer of the Lincoln cent. The pennies can be identified by the date and by the initials V.D.B. on the back of the coin, explains The Fun T... More »

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Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, was born in Hodgenville, Kentucky, on Feb. 12, 1809. Following a career in politics, which saw him help preserve the union during the Civil War and emancipate the... More »

The typical value of a circulated 1919 Lincoln wheat penny in good condition is about 35 cents, as of 2015. Collectors often pay as much as $20 for uncirculated pennies, while coins in certified mint condition sometimes ... More »

Americans have President Theodore Roosevelt to thank for the creation of the Lincoln penny. President Roosevelt was dissatisfied with the design of United States coins in his day. He got the idea of putting President Lin... More »

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According to the United States Treasury, Abraham Lincoln was put on the penny in 1909 as part of the celebration of what would have been his 100th birthday. Before the Lincoln penny, portraits of real people were not use... More »