NEW CHANGE: The first of the new penny designs features a log cabin on the “tails” side.
TAKING A BREAK: One of the new penny designs depicts a young Abraham Lincoln reading during a break from his work as a rail splitter.
PROFESSIONAL LIFE: The third penny design finds Abraham Lincoln standing before the Illinois state capital building in Springfield. He was elected to the Illinois General Assembly in 1834. In 1836, he received a law license and embarked on a career that would propel him to the White House.
UNDER CONSTRUCTION: The final design in the series of pennies depicts Lincoln’s presidency with a half-finished United States Capitol dome. The image symbolizes a nation torn by civil war and the resolve Lincoln showed.