The Penny

The penny
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  • A penny is worth 1¢. 100 pennies equal a dollar.
  • Abraham Lincoln is on the penny. He was the 16th president of the United States.
  • Lincoln is the only person facing right. All of the other coins have people facing left.
  • The Lincoln Memorial is on the back. If you look very closely, you can see the statue of Lincoln in the middle.
  • The penny is made mostly of copper with a little zinc inside.
  • The penny's sides are plain, or smooth. The dime and quarter have reeded, or bumpy sides to make them harder to counterfeit.
  • E Pluribus Unum is Latin and means, "Out of many, one."


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