The Lincoln Penny & The Money Museum

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In 2009, the United States Mint will mint and issue four different one-cent coins in recognition of the bicentennial ( 200 years) of President Abraham Lincoln's birth and the 100th anniversary of the first issuance of the Lincoln cent.

Join Amanda for a virtual field trip to the Money Museum in Colorado Springs, Colorado and learn about coin collecting and the new Lincoln penny.

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