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According to the website Pennies, the first penny created in the United States was in 1787 by Benjamin Franklin. It bore the image of a sun and sundial above the message "mind your own business." The most recent design o... More »

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The Lincoln Penny was first introduced to the public in 1909, and is one of the longest-standing coin types in history. It was designed by Victor David Brenner, who was appointed by President Theodore Roosevelt to create... 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 Lincoln Penny was first introduced to the public in 1909, and is one of the longest-standing coin types in history. It was designed by Victor David Brenner, who was appointed by President Theodore Roosevelt to create... More »

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An 1877 Indian head penny is a one-cent coin minted in the United States, showing the head of an Indian on one side and "one cent" stamped on the reverse side. Depending on its condition, an Indian head penny can be very... More »

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A penny weighs 0.0081 ounces. Twelve pennies weigh approximately 1 ounce, and 182 pennies, or $1.82 in pennies, weigh approximately 1 pound. The penny is the lightest of all U.S. coins. More »

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Benjamin Franklin appeared on the half-dollar coin before John F. Kennedy. An woman symbolizing liberty was on the face of the half-dollar coin before Franklin. More »

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