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Approved Regulations for Pennies

February 9, 2017 - Press Release April 15, 1974 Treasury Secretary George P. Shultz announced today that he has approved regulations prohibiting the exportation, melting or treating of pennies, in concurrence with the Federal Reserve Banks. The Coinage Act of 1965 authorizes the Secretary...

U.S. Mint Announces Sale of 1973 Penny Bags

February 9, 2017 - Press Release June 11, 1973 1973 Penny bags will be available over-the-counter at the Old Mint in San Francisco when it re-opens to the public at 10:00 am on June 16, 1973, Mrs. Mary Brooks, Director of the Mint announced...

Lincoln Penny (1959–2008)

July 31, 2019 - The “Lincoln Memorial” penny design was introduced in 1959. This design was last made in 2008 and replaced by the Lincoln Bicentennial One Cent Program. The obverse design featuring President Abraham Lincoln was first produced in 1909 to commemorate the...

Presidency in Washington, D.C. Lincoln Penny

March 16, 2017 - In 2009, the United States Mint issued four different pennies throughout the year in recognition of the bicentennial of Lincoln’s birth and centennial of the first year of the Lincoln cent. The themes on the reverses represent the four major...

Professional Life in Illinois Lincoln Penny

March 16, 2017 - In 2009, the United States Mint issued four different pennies throughout the year in recognition of the bicentennial of Lincoln’s birth and centennial of the first year of the Lincoln cent. The themes on the reverses represent the four major...

Formative Years in Indiana Lincoln Penny

March 16, 2017 - In 2009, the United States Mint issued four different pennies throughout the year in recognition of the bicentennial of Lincoln’s birth and centennial of the first year of the Lincoln cent. The themes on the reverses represent the four major...

Birth and Early Childhood in Kentucky Lincoln Penny

April 10, 2017 - In 2009, the United States Mint issued four different pennies throughout the year in recognition of the bicentennial of Lincoln’s birth and centennial of the first year of the Lincoln cent. The themes on the reverses represent the four major...

Lincoln Bicentennial One Cent Program

December 27, 2016 - In 2009, the United States Mint issued four different pennies in recognition not only of the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth, but also the 100th anniversary of the Lincoln cent, first appearing in 1909. The themes on the reverses represent...

U.S. Mint to Accept Mail Orders for 1972 Penny Bags

December 28, 2016 - Press Release December 20, 1972 Mrs. Mary Brooks, Director of the Mint, announced today that the Mint will accept mail orders for 1972 Penny Bags from January 15 through February 15, 1973, or until the supply of 1972 cents is...

Mint Director Unveils Penny Franklin Sculpture

December 28, 2016 - Press Release June 10, 1971 Mrs. Mary Brooks, Director of the Mint, praised Philadelphia’s school children for collecting the nearly 80,000 pennies that Reginald E. Beauchamp molded into his “talking” sculpture of Benjamin Franklin which she unveiled today. “The nation’s...