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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

USA one cent - II

In 2009, on the occasion of the bicentennial of Lincoln's birth, four different one cent coins were released. These coins track the journey of Lincoln's life, with his being elected as president as the culmination of his journey.They depict the four crucial phases of the life of Lincoln: his birth, formative years, professional life and finally as the president of the United States.

Lincoln one cent: birth, Kentucky

usa 1 cent lincoln birth kentuckyThis one cent depicts the small hut in which Abraham Lincoln was born in a Kentucky farm in 1709.

Lincoln one cent: formative years, Indiana
usa 1 cent lincoln formative years indianaThe Lincoln one cent of Indiana of his formative years shows the desire of a young Lincoln to read and to learn as he reads a book while working as a rail splitter.

Lincoln one cent: Professional life, Iliinois
lincoln one cent professional life illinoisThis design features a young professional Lincoln standing before the Springfield Illinois State Capitol.

After an unsuccessful run in 1832, Lincoln was elected to the Illinois House of Representatives in 1834. He received the highest amount of votes cast for any candidate. He served in the Illinois Legislature until 1840 serving four terms.

Elected as a Whig on August 4 ­to Illinois House of Representatives. He took his seat on December 1 at capital in Vandalia.

Lincoln one cent: presidential life, DC
lincoln one cent presidential life DCThe fourth one cent in the Lincoln one cent series of 2009 is based on the last stage of his life as the president in Washington DC. The picture depicts the half completed dome of the white house which was under construction at that time.

Note: After the cost of copper went up in the 1970's so much that one penny contained more than one cent worth of copper, subsequent production like these coins shown above have a Zinc base and are coated with copper. They contain about 2.5% copper and 97.5% Zinc.


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