Why does Lincoln face right on the penny?

Answer According to information found on the United States Mint website, Lincoln faces right on the penny for no other reason than its designer chose to place his image that way. This is likely because th... Read More »

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How much does a common Lincoln penny weigh?

The Lincoln penny, the most common U.S coin, weighs 2.5 grams. At one time these coins were 95 percent copper and 5 percent zinc, but they have been made of copper-plated zinc since 1982.Source:The... Read More »

Why is Lincoln on the penny?

In 1909, President Abraham Lincoln became the first president, as well as the first actual person, to be featured on a U.S. coin. He has been featured on the front of the one cent piece--the penny-... Read More »

Who designed the Lincoln penny?

Victor David Brenner designed the wheat penny. Lincoln was on the obverse side with two wheat stalks on the reverse. It circulated from 1909 until 1958. Frank Gasparro redesigned the penny with the... Read More »

Why is Lincoln facing the other way on the penny?

The penny features an image of Abraham Lincoln facing to the right, instead of to the left like the presidents on most other U.S. coins issued in the past 100 years. This was purely an artistic dec... Read More »