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Penny (United States coin) facts for kids

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The United States one-cent coin, also called the penny, is a unit of currency. It equals one one hundredth of a United States dollar. The cent's symbol is ¢. Its front has shown the profile of President Abraham Lincoln since 1909, 100 years after his birth. Its back has shown the Union Shield since 2010.

The official name for this coin from the United States Mint is "cent".

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