Lincoln Penny Gets a Redesign
Commemorative issue marks Lincoln's 200th birthday, and the coin's 100th
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 22, 2008 1:40 PM CDT
Artist's renderings provided by the U.S. Mint shows four of the designs under consideration to replace the "tails" side of the Abraham Lincoln penny.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – The US Mint today unveiled four new designs that will adorn the back of the Lincoln penny next year to commemorate the bicentennial of Honest Abe’s birth, CNNMoney reports. The classic portrait of the 16th president will remain on the heads side. The reverse will depict scenes from Lincoln’s life, from his humble beginnings to service as an Illinois state senator.