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    United States Mint Launches Final Lincoln Penny Design in DC

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    For more info visit Washington DC, November 12, 2009 - The public was invited to join United States Mint Director Ed Moy at a special ceremony to launch the final coin in the 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial One Cent Coin Program, honoring Abraham Lincoln’s presidency in Washington, D.C. The ceremony took place on Thursday, November 12, at the Ulysses S. Grant Memorial Statue located below the west front of the U.S. Capitol Building. Invited guests included Dr. Donald Kennon, Chief Historian of the U. S. Capitol Historical Society and Eileen Mackevich, Executive Director of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission. Children 18 years and younger received a new Lincoln “Presidency” One-Cent Coin to commemorate the event. The news media were also welcome to attend. The design selected for aspect four of Lincoln's life features the half-finished United States Capitol dome, symbolizing a Nation torn apart by civil war and the resolve Lincoln showed as he guided the country through its most grave crisis. The coin’s obverse (heads) continues to bear Victor David Brenner’s familiar likeness of Lincoln.