Who is the Man Sitting on the Back of the Penny?

The Lincoln penny has been around since 1909 and undoubtedly in your life you have handled thousands if not tens of thousands of them.  But did you know there is someone on the back of the penny?  If not, I’m not surprised because it takes a good microscope to see it.  The second person on the penny was added in 1959, the Fiftieth year anniversary of the Lincoln cent.  It is a little odd that they would put something on the penny, that requires a microscope to see.  But not really.  The figure you see in the picture is actually Lincoln at the Lincoln Memorial and was place there in his honor on the anniversay of the penny.

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