New Lincoln penny unveiled

February 11, 2010 4:54:54 PM PST
While some say the penny should be eliminated, the U.S. mint is making a new one and the unveiling is right here in Illinois.The new Lincoln penny was officially launched at the Abraham Lincoln presidential museum in Springfield.

The reverse side features a 'preservation of the union' design. It symbolizes Lincoln's efforts to keep the country single and united.

After the ceremony, school kids were given free samples.