it’s supposed to represent Abe Lincoln’s preservation of the Union. That’s Great, but Does it have to Look so Counterfeit?
The best they could come up with for President Lincoln’s coin was a union shield that is so tacky it might have been drawn by a Confederate?
If you haven’t seen it already, the back of the 2010 penny looks like it came from a novelty store.
It gives penny dreadful new meaning.
Symbolizing the original thirteen states joined together in a single compact union.
‘One Cent’ and ‘United States of America’ appears above the shield.
We all know a penny won’t buy anything, but just for old time’s sake, some of the other designs
(below) showed a little more respect for our storied currency.
Hey brother, can you spare design?
Designed by US Mint Artistic Infusion Program
Associate Designer Lyndall Bass and
engraved by US Mint Sculptor-Engraver Joseph Menna,