Indiana penny to be released Thursday

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One in a series of four new coins

By The Staff

The U.S. Mint will introduce the new “Indiana” penny depicting Abraham Lincoln’s youth at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 14, at the Lincoln Amphitheatre in Lincoln City, Ind.

The design, on the tails side of the penny, shows Lincoln, as a young man, reading a book while taking a break from rail splitting. The Lincolns lived in Indiana 1816-1830.

During the ceremony, the coins will be distributed to children ages 18 and under in attendance. Also, rolls of never-circulated pennies featuring the new design will be exchanged after the ceremony. Visitors will be able to purchase a minimum of two rolls or a maximum of six.

The Kentucky coin depicting a cabin was released Feb. 12 in Hodgenville.