Us Mint To Unveil New Lincoln Penny

05.14.09 | FL News Team

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A new Abraham Lincoln bicentennial penny goes into circulation today. The U.S. Mint will unveil the coin during a ceremony that starts at 10 a.m. Central time in Lincoln City, Indiana, near the homestead where Honest Abe lived as a young man.

The tails side shows Lincoln reading a book as he takes a break from rail splitting. The Indiana coin is the second of four pennies being released this year in honor of Lincoln's 200th birthday. The first was released in Kentucky in February and depicts the log cabin where Lincoln grew up.