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March 6, 2010 | 2009

My son will be studying money at school again, and he’s supposed to bring four quarters, 10 dimes, 10 nickels and 25 pennies Monday. Wouldn’t you know it? I just took in a huge bag of coins to the bank the other day. The kids bought me a Wii remote for Valentine’s Day (totally their idea, I swear) and paid for it themselves. Only thing is, we bought it online, so I took their change and deposited it into their savings accounts.

So here I am fishing around the house and in the cars for all the change I can find, and I ran across this new penny. At first I thought it was Canadian or something. But, no. It’s ours. And I wondered when the heck they started doing weird stuff with pennies.

Turns out: last year, after almost 50 years of the same thing on the back of a penny. The back of the penny was redesigned to celebrate the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln’s birth. This one is known as the “Indiana Penny” because it shows him “reading while taking a break from rail splitting” in Indiana.

Ah well. Learn something new every day.

Anyone have nickels? I’m still four short.

Posted by Becky @ 6:13 pm  

3 Responses to “Penny”

  1. Matthew Says:

    Great. Now I’m gonna have to pay more attention to pennies.

    Good luck with those nickels!

  2. Bob Says:

    You know they messed around with nickels a couple of years ago too, right? http://www.usmint.gov/mint_programs/nickel/index.cfm?action=returnToMonticello

  3. Cyndi Says:

    I’m not usually a fan of mucking around with the coins (see my quarter find on FB)but I kinda like this one. Now, we’ll be looking for them :-) The boys are in a money unit, too, and playing all sorts of fun games.

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