The initials VDB are well known to collectors of the Lincoln penny
, the obverse (front surface) of which reflects the longest-running design in the history of US coinage.
In 1959, the redesigned Lincoln penny
-- with an image of the Lincoln Memorial replacing two ears of wheat on the reverse side -- went into circulation.
The Power of the Penny: Abraham Lincoln Inspires a Nation" begins with a poem inspired by the Abraham Lincoln penny
, which ultimately reaches out to guide readers to search deep within themselves to become heroes and heroines like Lincoln, showing the values of kindness to others, practicing spirituality with humble honesty, remembering we are not alone, and using liberty to choose to live our lives to help create a better tomorrow.
The familiar Abraham Lincoln penny
dates back to 1909, though the reverse side was different then.
The year was 1909, the same year the Lincoln penny
replaced the Indian-head penny.
Next February 12 is the 200th anniversary of Lincoln's birth, and the 100th anniversary of the Lincoln penny
The Lincoln penny
of 1909 marked the first time the Mint used the image of a president on the nation's circulating coinage.
The people that don't like to celebrate Halloween seem to be happy with it," notes parent Clarissa Hunt, whose son attended as a Lincoln penny
The familiar Lincoln penny
appeared in 1909, the first U.
And on each one, he glues his personal trademark: a Lincoln penny
, a symbol of his token status as well as a commentary on the value of emancipation without economic integration.
the Lincoln Bicentennial Commission suggested that a redesigned Lincoln penny
series would highlight the importance of Lincoln's life in a visible way.
His many photographs of President Lincoln -- which he personally took -- were the models for the five-dollar bill and the Lincoln penny
that we use as currency today.