New cent brings wealth to sellers

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Some people bought pennies simply as mementoes of bicentennial

By Linda Ireland

The new Lincoln penny, unveiled in Hodgenville in honor of Abraham Lincoln’s 200th birthday Feb. 12, has proven to be a good investment for the coin collectors who attended the ceremony.

On eBay, the online auction site, full rolls of the new pennies depicting Lincoln’s birthplace cabin on the reverse are bringing $20 to $40 each. Single coins are bringing $2.50 to $9.95 each.

A box of 50 rolls of the new pennies sold for $1,525 on an auction site from the United Kingdom.

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