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    Officials with the U.S. Mint plan revealed the new penny Thursday.

    On the front is the classic Lincoln image that's been on pennies for years. On the back, Lincoln is shown delivering a speech at the Old State Capitol in Illinois.

    Joel Iskowitz designed the penny. He calls it the biggest honor of his career and says it's a little daunting to think that so many people will see it.

    This is the third of four new pennies marking the 200th anniversary of Lincoln's birth.

    The earlier pennies showed the log cabin where Lincoln was born and a scene of Lincoln reading. The fourth penny will celebrate Lincoln as president.

    (Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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