The US Mint is releasing four new Lincoln pennies. I find this exciting and I am actually going to be happy to get pennies back as change as I look to get one of each of these designs. The East Bay Business times notes:
"The front of the new pennies will retain the familiar profile of Lincoln. The backs of the four new coins will feature the log cabin in which Lincoln is said to have been born; an image of him reading while working as a log-splitter; a standing pose besides the state capitol in Springfield, Illinois; and a image of the half-finished U.S. Capitol, its state when he was inaugurated in 1861."
The first of these pennies will be put into circulation on Lincoln's birthday which is February 12, 2009.