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Lincoln Bicentennial One Cent Program Lesson Plans

September 29, 2017 - The lesson plans below are free. These lesson plans are provided solely for teaching purposes. They may not be commercially distributed or distributed as a premium. To find out more about this coin, check out the United States Mint H.I.P....

Can You Make a Penny Float?

September 27, 2017 - Do you know how to make a penny float in water? Use the instructions below to see if you can figure it out! Hint: it’s all about density. Find classroom instructions and the solution to this experiment on the Can...

Copper Half-Cent and One-Cent Coin Legislation

April 19, 2017 - To provide for a copper coinage. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress Assembled, That the Director of the Mint, with the approbation of the President of...

Legislation to Regulate Copper Coins

April 6, 2017 - Act of January 14, 1793 An act regulating the coinage of copper. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That every cent shall contain two hundred and eight...

Letters Sent to School Principals About Penny Retrieval Program

February 13, 2017 - Press Release March 12, 1975 Mrs. Mary Brooks, Director of the Mint, sent the attached letter to principals of elementary schools throughout the nation. The Mint’s Penny Retrieval Program is a continuing project and the Treasury Department is issuing Special...

Pennies for Bonds Program

February 10, 2017 - Press Release July 9, 1974 “A U.S. Savings Bond earning 6% is much better investment than the unwanted, unused and unappreciated pennies now saved in dresser drawers, pickle jars, and shoe boxes”, says Mrs. Mary Brooks, Director of the United...

Penny Drive Extended for Children

February 10, 2017 - Press Release June 20, 1974 Mrs. Mary Brooks, Director of the Mint, announced today that she is extending Penny Redemption Month in response to numerous requests from children. Children, and all others, turning in $5.00 or more in pennies through...

Notice to Assignment Editors: June Is Penny Redemption Month

February 10, 2017 - Press Release June 11, 1974 Mrs. Gerald R. Ford, wife of the Vice President, and Mrs. Arthur Burns, wife of the Chairman of the Federal Reserve System, are going to help relieve the penny pinch, Mrs. Mary Brooks, Director of...

Mint Appeals for Return of the Penny

February 9, 2017 - Press Release May 21, 1974 I’m calling on every American to get the penny back in circulation and keep it there, Mrs. Mary Brooks, Director of the Mint, said today. I’m calling on the banking industry to welcome the return...