19 Fascinating Facts You Never Knew About the Penny

Four score and 30 years ago — that’s 1909 for those of you who haven’t watched “National Treasure” recently — President Abraham Lincoln became the face of the penny. And, while technology is transforming the way we pay for things — arguably making cash less and less practical — Lincoln’s little coin that could has stuck around for a surprisingly long time.

The 1-cent coin’s longevity isn’t the only interesting fact about it, however. Here are some of the surprising things you probably never knew about your money.

Original article: https://www.gobankingrates.com/making-money/economy/penny-facts-abraham-lincoln/

Syndication: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/19-fascinating-facts-never-knew-090113216.html

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