“When I do the good I feel good when I do bad I feel bad, and that’s my religion.” Abraham Lincoln. These powerful words were spoken by Abraham Lincoln. Abraham Lincoln was an American statesman, lawyer and the 16th President of the United States of America. He is considered as one of the greatest America’s heroes due to his role as savior of the Union and emancipator of slaves. The United States of America had issued the Lincoln Bicentennial One Cent Coins under the Lincoln Bicentennial One Cent Coins program to honor their president Abraham Lincoln.
The United States of America had issued these commemorative one cent with the theme of Abraham Lincoln in the year 2009. These commemorative coins issued by the United States of America to commemorate the 200th Birth anniversary of Abraham Lincoln and also the 100th anniversary of firsts appearing of the Lincoln cent that was in 1909.
The United States of America had issued 4 coins under Lincoln Bicentennial One Cent Coin Program. All the coins of Lincoln Bicentennial One Cent Coins Program represent the four major aspects of Lincoln’s life. These four aspects are related to the life of Abraham Lincoln, which are:
Birth and Early Childhood in Kentucky Lincoln Penny
Kentucky is a place where Abraham Lincoln was born and had lived in his early childhood. Abraham Lincoln lived here from the day he had borne and continued to remain here until his family moved to the Knob Creek Farm northeast of Hodgenville when he was 2 years old.
A small cabin-like house seen on the one-cent coin, this small cabin-like house is situated on Sinking Spring Farm near Hodgenville. When Abraham Lincoln turns into 2 years old, he moved to Knob Creek Farm, not far away from this place.
The United States of America had issued this One-Cent Commemorative Coin to Commemorate Birth and Early Childhood of Abraham Lincoln. The obverse of this coin depicts the portrait of Abraham Lincoln facing towards the right and reverse of the coin depicts a log cabin that represents Lincoln’s humble beginnings in Kentucky.
Formative Years in Indiana Lincoln Penny
One Cent Penny features the struggling period of Lincoln’s life. It features a time when Lincoln was just a woodcutter and he was not having any time to read books or going to school. But, his parents loved to read books and they passed that love to their son.
This penny features Abraham Lincoln reading books while taking a break from his work as a rail-splitter. During this period Abraham Lincoln used to live in Indiana when his mother, Nancy died. When his mother died he was just 9 years old. His stepmother Sarah Bush Johnston was a kind and caring stepmother.
The obverse of this coin depicts the bust of Abraham Lincoln facing towards the right and the reverse of this coin depicts young Lincoln educating himself while working as a rail-splitter in Indiana.
Professional Life in Illinois Lincoln Penny
This coin of the Lincoln Bicentennial One Cent Coins depicts the professional life of Abraham Lincoln in Illinois.
In the year 1830; when Abraham Lincoln moved with his family to Illinois, he started working in a different job including piloting a steamboat. This was a period when he got more interest in politics and in studying and practicing law.
In the year 1834, he got elected to the Illinois General Assembly. In the year 1837, he moved to Springfield, the capital of Illinois. This was a time when he got married to Mary Todd and the couple also got their first child in this place. In the year 1846 Lincoln won election to the US House of Representatives.
In the year 1858 Lincoln debated Stephen Douglas for a seat in the US Senate; Although Lincoln lost that election; but, this debate made him nationally famous as they showcased his debating skills, clear thinking, and moral character. After two years, the Republicans nominated him to run for president, and he won the election.
The obverse of this coin depicts the bust of Abraham Lincoln facing towards the right and the reverse of this coin depicts Abraham Lincoln in front of the State Capitol in Illinois.
Presidency in Washington, D.C. Lincoln Penny
In the year 1861 when the war began in the United States just after Lincoln took office. In his second year of presidentship, Lincoln declares all slaves free in the rebel territory through the Emancipation Proclamation. In the year 1864 Lincoln was again elected as president of the United States of America for the second term and in the same year war also came to an end.
After 5 days when the war ended, President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated while watching a play in Washington. The army doctors tried their best to save the life of Lincoln but they were unsuccessful. President Abraham Lincoln died at the age of 56.
The obverse of this coin depicts the bust of Abraham Lincoln facing towards the right and reverse of this coin depicts U.S Capitol building dome, the dome is still under the construction as it was during the term of Lincoln in office. The dome continued to rise as the Civil War raged and the Union struggled to remain united.
Lincoln Bicentennial One Cent Coins are a peek into the life of one of the greatest Presidents of America. The coins also convey his political career and the development of his career. Lincoln Bicentennial One Cent Coins are definitely a way to inspire an upcoming generation.