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Collapse of the zinc market means the penny is cheaper to make; saves taxpayers! February 25, 2016
President's Day - A Time to Celebrate Abraham Lincoln and Cheaper Pennies February 12, 2016
More than Two-Thirds of Americans Still Favor Keeping the Penny December 10, 2014
ACC Responds to Mint Request for Comments May 19, 2014
Pennies at the Cash Register August 15, 2013
Obama Misses Economic Benefits of Penny in President's Day Remarks February 20, 2013
US Penny Support Remains Strong Despite Canada's Decision to End Penny Distribution Significant Differences Exist in the United States February 05, 2013
2012 Statement by Mark Weller on Future of Money: Dollars and Sense before the House Finacial Services Subcommittee on Domestic Monetary Policy and Technology November 29, 2012
Americans For Common Cents: 66% of Americans Favor Keeping the Penny March 30, 2012
Lincoln Penny Design for 2010 and Beyond February 11, 2010
Celebrating Lincoln and the Penny on his 200th Birthday November 12, 2009
Four New Penny Designs Honor Lincoln Bicentennial September 22, 2008
US House of Reps Moving Forward With The Coin Modernization and Taxpayer Savings Act of 2008 April 29, 2008
60 MINUTES: Should We Make Cents? February 10, 2008
Steel Penny Legislation Introduced November 02, 2007
New Designs Recommended for the 2009 Lincoln Cent September 26, 2007
Legislation Introduced to Give the Mint Authority to Change Coin Metal Content August 06, 2007
Americans Overwhelmingly Favor Keeping the Penny in Two Recent Polls-Costly Price Rounding a Concern August 24, 2006
Misguided Bill to Abolish Dollar Bill and One-Cent Coin Introduced in Congress July 18, 2006
Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Penny Legislation Passes House, Clearing Way for Presidential Signature December 14, 2005
Legislation to Redesign Lincoln Penny Passes Senate; Creates Presidential $1 Coin Program November 21, 2005
Legislation Honors 2009 Bicentennial of Lincoln's Birth with Penny Redesign; Creates $1 Coin Series May 18, 2005
Making Every Cent Count: 129 Billion Pennies Processed by Coinstar = "Small Fortune" for Americans July 15, 2004
Building Communities and Improving Lives One Penny at a Time - Charities Earn Millions With Pennies July 02, 2004
House Approves Rep. Castle's Bill to Create Presidental Dollar Coin, Celebrate the Penny April 28, 2004
President Signs Bill to Extend Lincoln Commission, Celebrate the Penny July 15, 2003
Lincoln Bicentennial Commission Asked to Consider Minting New Penny February 25, 2003
Celebrating Lincoln and the Penny on His194th Birthday February 12, 2003
Weaker Economy Signals Stronger Penny Support February 04, 2003
Two-Thirds of Americans Back the Penny; Most Dislike the Dollar Coin December 18, 2002
Penny Drives Assist Terrorist Attack Victims and Families September 24, 2001
Money 'Coup' - New Legislation Seeks to Eliminate Lincoln Penny and Limit Dollar Note July 17, 2001
Lincoln Man Donates Three Decades of Lincolns to Arts Project April 25, 2000
73% of Americans Favor Keeping the Penny April 08, 1999

President's Day - A Time to Celebrate Abraham Lincoln and Cheaper Pennies

President's Day gives us the chance - at least once a year - to recognize Abraham Lincoln's immense contributions to the country and a legacy that continues to enrich us daily.

President Lincoln is a unique cultural and historical figure," said Mark Weller, Executive Director of Americans for Common Cents. "It's not just that the front of the penny has had Lincoln's image since 1909, it's what Lincoln did for our nation," Weller added "He possessed all the qualities we want in a president -- the ability to unite a divided nation, honesty, strength, and humility," Weller concluded.

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Special Announcement!

Pennies for Pasta and Pennies for Patients

These are run by The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society through its local chapters as part of its renamed Student Series program:

For more information, you should call your local Chapter which may be found by going to the Society's website at:

Please note Americans for Common Cents does not get actively engaged in any fundraising activities.

Collapse of the zinc market means the penny is cheaper to make; saves taxpayers!

A collapse in metals prices means U.S. coins, including the penny, are less expensive to make. The penny has reached its lowest cost in seven years. Each 1-cent coin, made almost entirely of zinc, now costs the taxpayer much less to produce and its likely to stay that way for the foreseeable future.

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More than Two-Thirds of Americans Still Favor Keeping the Penny

Recent Poll Shows Increasing Penny Support and Concern About Price Increases If Penny Is Eliminated

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A poll released today by Americans for Common Cents (ACC) continues to show overwhelming and increasing support for the penny by the American public. 68% of those surveyed favor keeping the penny in circulation, representing a slight increase since the last poll in 2012.

"These results confirm the strong and unwavering support the penny continues to receive from Americans," said Mark Weller, Executive Director of ACC. Weller's group includes more than 50 organizations that support continued production of the penny.

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