National One Cent Day

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National One Cent Day
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National One Cent Day

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April 1 marks the celebration of National One Cent Day. This observance pays homage to the origin and historical significance of the one-cent coin, commonly known as the "penny." The circulation of one-cent coins dates back to 1793 in the United States. However, the current version, crafted with copper and zinc, featuring the image of Abraham Lincoln, was introduced in 1909. The depiction of Lincoln on these coins evolved following a decision by President Roosevelt to enhance the artistic value of American currency.