New, Shiny Pennies!

To mark the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth, the U.S. mint has decided to give the penny a face lift–four in fact!

Lincoln’s profile will reman on one side of the coin but the Lincoln Memorial will be replaced on the other side by the new images, with a different one being introduced every three months.

According to the Chicago Tribune, The first new design will depict a log cabin, representing the place in Kentucky where Lincoln was born in 1809.

The second design will feature a young Lincoln taking a break from working as a rail splitter in Indiana by reading a book. Lincoln as a young lawyer standing in front of the old state capitol building in Springfield, Ill., will be the design on the third coin.

The final coin in the series will show the half-completed Capitol dome, evoking Lincoln’s famous order that construction of the Capitol should continue during the Civil War as a symbol that the Union would continue.

What do you think of the new designs?

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3 responses to “New, Shiny Pennies!

  1. Hey IIDA students!
    I go to school at Michigan State for interior design, so I love looking at your blog to see what other students are up to. I have my own blog based on the life of an interior design student so I was wondering if you guys over at IIDA would like to trade links?

    Here at state we currently only have ASID as a student organization, but we are going to be meeting with IIDA soon to see if we can get a student chapter of that started as well. So, pretty excited for that!

    Hope to hear from you soon!

  2. Thanks so much for linking me! You have been linked as well!

  3. Amanda Conner

    Although I am not an interior designer, this blog never ceases to be informative and entertaining. Thanks for providing relevent content with an engaging twist!

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